Document referenceQAG(N)
TitleRecords relating to Northallerton House of Correction : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of records relating to the building, administration, and staff of Northallerton House of Correction, including records relating to visiting Justices. The records include:

Buildings:
- letters relating to the purchase of a piece of waste ground from the Bishop of Durham as a site for the Court House and House of Correction (correspondence with the Earl Fauconberg, Custos Rotulorum) [1784-1785]

- papers relating to alternative sites [1784-1785]

- estimates, tenders, contracts and papers (including letter from Carr) relating to the building, building material and costs [1784-1875]

- draft conveyance from the Bishop of Durham to the Earl Fauconberg, Custos Rotulorum (with a plan of the site) [1785]

- accounts for work at the Court House and House of Correction [1785-1787]

- accounts of building expenses and of money loaned [1786-1787]

- letters and papers relating to the equipment and furnishing of the new House of Correction and proposals for the employment of the prisoners in woollen manufacture [1788]

- inventory of furniture at the House of Correction [1800]

- 'estimate for completing the Prison' [n.d. late 18th century]

- draft agreement for building a women's prison at Northallerton [1814]

- minutes of the building committee, tenders, specifications, letters and papers relating to the building of a new outer wall [1825]

- extensions to the House of Correction: wings at the south east and south west and a gaoler's house [1826-1828]

insurance policies, with related papers [1835-1865]

- letters and papers relating to additions and improvements to the House of Correction including the drainage, and raising the money for them [1847-1852]

- cash accounts (detailed payments) for the enlargement of the House of Correction (examined accounts) [1848-1853]

- cash accounts (receipts and payments, summary) for the enlargement of the House of Correction with accounts relating to the repayment of loans raised for the work (some accounts examined) [1849-1870]

- agreement for loans to finance the building [1785-1786]

Administration:
- draft of a letter to Sir John Cox Hippisley in reply to his statement on prison labour [1823]

- account for maintenance of prisoners [1828]

- copy contract between the North Riding justices and the magistrates of the borough of Richmond for the maintenance of prisoners in the House of Correction [1829]

- victualling accounts [1838]

- clerk's correspondence and papers [1842-1878]

- rules and regulations of the House of Correction [1844-1867]

- maintenance of prisoners: returns presented to the Justices in Quarter Sessions of the expenses of the maintenance of prisoners in the House of Correction [1848-1856]

- House of Correction accounts [1861]

- accounts of the keeper of the House of Correction (printed) [1822-1834]

- treasurer's accounts for the court house and House of Correction (examined and audited) [1783-1799]

Staff:
- letters and papers relating to the staff of the House of Correction and their salaries [1837-1875]

- Shepherd, governor of the House of Correction: testimonials [1837, 1847-1847]

- school master at House of Correction [1848-1873]

- surgeon at the House of Correction [1849-1870]

- Matron and staff of the House of Correction [1849-1850]

- appointment of the matron [1852-1853, 1856, 1868]

- appointment of chaplain [1859]

- appointment of a governor [1862]

Visiting Justices:
- visiting justices minute books [1826-1833, 1843-1881]

- clerk's correspondence and papers mainly relating to the affairs of the visiting justices, the administration of the House of Correction and the prisoners and including correspondence and papers of the chairman of the visiting justices [1823-1828]

- clerk's correspondence and papers, correspondence of the chairman of the visiting justices, painting of the House of Correction and the Court House 1835, draft minutes of the visiting justices 1836-1843 and draft reports of the visiting justices with related papers [1834-1843]

- clerk's correspondence and papers, mainly relating to the affairs of the visiting justices and including alterations to the railings of the treadmill [1839-1843]
Date1783-1887
LevelSeries
Catalogue statusCatalogued
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