SK5803 : Prison, Welford Road, Leicester

taken 7 years ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

Prison, Welford Road, Leicester
Prison, Welford Road, Leicester
Suitably forbidding, although its towers, turrets and castellated profile bring to mind a castle. Built 1825-28 by William Parsons, County Surveyor. The gatehouse and adjoining wall seen here are grade II listed.
Nowadays it's a local prison for adult males, both sentenced and on remand from local courts. A "local prison is a type of prison where a person is detained before a trial or directly after a conviction." According to a report by the Prison Reform Trust, published the day before submission of this photo, the prison, designed to hold 200 inmates, currently holds 342, making it the fourth most overcrowded prison in England and Wales.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5881 0367 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.6567N 1:7.9554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5877 0369
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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