Reading Gaol 1916

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Reading Gaol 1916

Floorplan of the women's wing of Reading Prison

Date: 1842 | Reference: D/EX485/2/2

Here is a section of the original plans for Reading Prison by architects George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt. It shows 'E Wing', formerly the women's prison block, which abutted the north east wall of the Prison. The Irishmen were kept here, away from the 'aliens' (foreign nationals from German-supporting countries) who were interned in the main Victorian prison.

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