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MIDDLESEX HOUSE OF CORRECTION, Cold-Bath Fields (Clerkenwell)
[Rules. 1818]
Rules and orders for the management of the new prison, Clerkenwell, in the county of Middlesex. 1818.
London: printed by Weed and Rider, [1818].
18 p. ; 20.5 cm. (8°)

Imprint from colophon. The 'new prison' at Coldbath Fields, Clerkenwell, had been erected in 1788--94, apparently to designs commissioned from Jacob Leroux in 1784 by a building committee of the Middlesex Justices of the Peace. These designs, having undergone much revision by the committee, seem to have formed the basis of the engravings by Charles Middleton published in 1788 as Plans, elevations, and sections of the House of Correction for the county of Middlesex to be erected in Cold-Bath Fields, London ..., a work strangely not in Soane's Library. The building was demolished in 1889 (Colvin, s.v. Leroux). Soane served as a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex from 1810 to 1836.

Copy Notes Interleaved and largely unopened.

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2777


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