A painting of prisoners at Lancaster castleHMP Lancaster and the Evolution of England’s Prisons, 1780-1850′
Allan Brodie, Senior Investigator, Historic England

Tuesday 12th February 2019, 1pm.
Edge Hill University, Main Building, Stanley 9.

HMP Lancaster remained in use as a prison until 2011, in a bewildering range of buildings dating from the 11th and 12th centuries to the 19th century. Allan visited the site while it was an active prison in the mid-1990s and again at its closure and in this presentation, he will describe the range of buildings on the site. The presentation will then look at how HMP Lancaster fits into the wider story of England’s prisons during the key eras of reform in the 1780s and the 1840s.


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