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circa 1860
As seen from the Tillington road.
Newspaper cutting
copy of engraving
Ref- 784
Petworth Prison

watercolour view of the interior of Petworth Jail taken from the Court
drawn in 1791 by S.H. Grimm
courtesy- British Library
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Petworth Prison

circa 1878-1880
Sussex Police at Petworth, with Chief Constable, Captain Drummond
photo of print
in house
Ref- 785
Police index

Chief Constable's inspection
Sergeant Carter and PC Standard
District Traffic Officers, Petworth.
copy of framed print
courtesy Grange Centre, Midhurst
original photo by George Garland
Ref- 786

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Petworth Prison

The notorious Petworth Jail was opened in 1788, built to deliver solitary confinement and hard labour for mostly petty crimes. Vagrancy being the most common crime of the inmates. Employed in Petworth 'gaol', as a method of punishment, was the 'treadwheel', responsible for many deaths.
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