Series: Prisons Project

1995 - 1998
Series containing Photographic, Graphic, Textual and Miscellaneous material
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RCHME survey staff visited every working prison in England and Wales as well as a number of former prisons during 1995-1998. The survey's main aim was to record the current appearance of prisons and by combining this with detailed historical research produce a history of prison architecture.

The book "BEHIND BARS: The Hidden Architecture of England's Prisons" was published by English Heritage in 1999, followed by "English Prisons: An Architectural History" in 2002.


This is part of the Collection: RCH01 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) Archive

This Series is divided into 259 Child Volumes
This Series contains the following materials:
Photograph (Print): 5,400
Measured Drawing: 384
File: 257
Report: 225


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