History of the County Buildings of Northamptonshire, England
The old County Gaol in Northampton having been recently abolished and partly pulled down, I thought it might be a matter of some interest to local Archaeologists, and a small addition to the History of the County of Northampton, to have an account of the building of this Gaol.
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The management of Gaols is a question that has long engaged the attention of the Legislator, the Philosopher, and the Philanthropist. Since "the good old times" there has been a great improvement in Gaols; and the following notes of these changes, as far as the same relate to the County of Northampton, may be interesting to many who have never considered the fate of prisoners in the olden times.