SK3436 : Derby - Vernon Gate

taken 7 years ago, near to Derby, Great Britain

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Derby - Vernon Gate
Derby - Vernon Gate
Although only the facade with its entrance remains, office blocks having been built on the site, visitors can still get a very real sense of the size of the former building. The building opened in 1827 as the County Gaol. In 1886 its name was changed to HM Prison Derby and for more than 100 years it was home to generations of thieves, fraudsters and murderers. Initially executions took place in the middle of the road at the far end of Friar Gate but later on, in front of the Gaol itself. The last execution inside the prison was in 1907. From 1919 -29 it acted as a military prison and then for part of the period 1933-88 it functioned as an up-market Greyhound Stadium.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3430 3635 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.4084N 1:29.4757W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3432 3634
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Former Gaol  Former Greyhound Stadium  Former Military Prison 

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