|||Aerial view of Armley Gaol (Armley) (17 comments)
Aerial view of Armley Gaol, built as Leeds Borough Gaol and completed in July 1847 at a cost of £43,000. The buildings were designed by architects Perkin and Backhouse. The road from top to bottom across the centre is Hall Lane and New Wortley Cemetery is at the left edge from the middle to the top. The prison is surrounded by a high wall and wihin the boundaries there is an exercise yard. Inmates can be seen walking the circular paths. The rows of terraced houses, bottom left, are Hawthorn Place and Hawthorn Terrace. Behind the prison Winchester Road runs from the junction with Hall Lane.
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|||Armley Gaol, bricked up tunnel in the prison boundary wall. (Armley) (12 comments)
Image of Armley Gaol clearly showing the bricked - up tunnel in the prison boundary wall. This is where, on 10th September 1864, Joseph Myers and James Sargisson would have emerged onto the Gaol Field to view the light of day for the last time. This was the first and only public execution to take place at Armley Gaol and it was reported in the Leeds Mercury as 'a sad and horrible picture of humanity.' This referring to the crowds of between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators who had turned out to witness the hangings. The original prison gate, now no longer used, is in the background.
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|||Armley Gaol, postcard (Armley) (1 comment)
Postcard view of Armley Gaol with a postmark of 24th July 1910. Designed by architects Perkins and Backhouse, the prison was opened in 1847 and cost £43,000 for the buildings and the land.
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|||Armley Jail from Oak Road (Wortley)
View form Oak Road with Armley Jail in the background. In the middleground Oak Road recreation ground can be seen and, between the recreation and the prison, properties in Gloucester Terrace are visible, left.
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|||Armley Jail, (Armley) (3 comments)
|9 November 1999
View looking towards Armley Prison, with the 'Holdforths' to the left.
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