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The County Gaol (Derby Prison)

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:Vernon Gate - South Street
:The County Gaol (Derby Prison)
:post 1880
:Parkins, S H
:Derby Museum and Art Gallery
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Derby Gaol was built in 1823-7 by Francis Goodwin, with later alterations by J Masons of Derby, c1840, who strengthened and fortified it with Bastions or Martello Towers in response to Reform Act rioters. It was re-modelled again in 1880. The gaol building interior was demolished in 1928 with only the Curtain Wall and the imposing Greek Doric style entrance remaining. It then became the Greyhound Stadium which has since closed and the land is now occupied by offices and apartments. The Greek Doric style entrance has been restored.