York Castle - The County Gaol of Yorkshire 1823-1877, by Marion Eames
Published by the University of York Borthwick Papers in 2012, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N4798P1)
From the opening paragraph: The site of what was once one of York's most prominent buildings - York Castle, the county gaol of Yorkshire, is now a public car park. Although it is still dominated by two eighteenth century prison buildings, the gaols which housed debtors and women prisoners, both of which are now part of the Castle Museum, nothing at all remains of the impressive new structure inaugurated to great acclaim on 22 March 1826 by the High Sheriff in honour of the County of York, the magistrates of the three ridings and the 'ancient city of York'.
This booklet sets out to describe the history of the castle, its rebuilding, adminsitrative structure and inmate population and to explore the often vexed relationship which developed between the Yorkshire authorities and central government over its administration...
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.