The Wymondham Bridewell, by Judy Hawkins

£6.99
The Wymondham Bridewell, by Judy Hawkins

Published by the Wymondham Heritage Society, 20 pages. Slim A5 size booklet (N7136X2)

This booklet tells the story of Wymondham Bridewell from the time of John Howard's visit in 1779 to modern times. Extracts from contemporary documents help to characterise the model prison which had its new cell blocks by 1785 and was complete in its present external form by 1810. Its later uses as a female penitentiary and then as a police station and magistrates' court are also examined.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, and some light creasing and wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.