The Victorian Prison in Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Prison was designed for the 'separate system', an isolating regime that kept prisoners apart from the corrupting influence of their fellow prisoners. The Victorians believed that this would encourage them to reflect and repent, and more importantly to reform.

Men, women and children as young as eight were held here from 1848 to 1878 for crimes ranging from stealing a waistcoat and bible, to highway robbery and murder. During this time seven murderers were hanged at the castle and their bodies buried in Lucy Tower where their graves can still be seen today.

The top right hand picture is the chapel. The prisoners were locked in individual cubicles and all they could see was the preacher who would be standing where I'm taking the picture from.

This is the last Lincoln photo, at least for a while. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and Fav's. I'm pleased you've enjoyed them and I'm pleased that they have brought back some happy memories for some of you.

Lincoln is a beautiful and interesting city and well worth a visit if you've never been. I appreciate it would be quite a long journey however for some of my 365 friends.
Interesting collage & info.
All good individual shots.
posted January 24th, 2017  
Prisons give me the creeps, I am sure I must have been locked up in a previous life, ha ha.
posted January 24th, 2017  
What an interesting dialogue...went to Lincoln for a day a couple of times when daughter heather lived in Worksop..really loved it.....would loved to have spent longer there ...good excuse for a weekend away !
posted January 24th, 2017  
Thanks for the write up, those hammocks look surprisingly comfortable but in reality would give you hellish backache!
posted January 25th, 2017  
Ps we visited Lincoln last summer for an afternoon on our way home & loved the place, would be great for a weekend away.
posted January 25th, 2017  
Fascinating but grim.
posted January 25th, 2017  
Fabulous and informative collage.
posted January 25th, 2017  
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