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House of Confinement, King Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire

House of Confinement, King Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 27 October 1999 © Mrs Clare Willmer LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 79063

A parish lockup dating from the mid 18th century. There is a raised plaque above it inscribed 'House of Confinement'. The interior has a central corridor with cells to either side. It is an unusually large example of village lockup. They were used for drunks, petty criminals and people waiting to appear in front of the magistrate.

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