Plan and elevation of a cell at Brixton Prison. The prison was first built in 1819 and enlarged in the 1850s to accommodate 700 women prisoners. It was soon used by the Government as a military prison, but returned to civilian use at the end of the 19th century. The earliest surving building is the Governor's house of c.1820.Lithograph by Day & Son.
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