SJ3596 : Walton Prison, Hornby Road

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Bootle, Sefton, Great Britain

Walton Prison, Hornby Road.
Walton Prison, Hornby Road.
Walton, Liverpool's second major prison, was built in the 1850's with an initial capacity for 1,000 inmates. In 1892 its predecessor, Kirkdale Gaol closed and its remaining inmates were walked along to their new home. One of the largest and most modern prisons in England in its day, it took both male and female prisoners who had been sentenced at the Liverpool Assizes. Liverpool became an Assize town in 1835 and in 1854 its famous St. George's Hall opened, becoming the venue for many famous trials. The photo shows Walton today with the 19th century tower still visible above the modern additions to the buildings.

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Saturday, 14 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 January, 2006
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WGS84: 53:27.4086N 2:58.1896W
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