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Durham Prison

Reference: P/

Catalogue Title: Durham Prison

Area: Catalogue

Category: Public Records

Description: Prisoners' and Officers' records, prison governance, plans

Covering Dates: 1872-2009

Access: Access to prison plans and Medical Officer's journals is restricted for 100 years.
Access to prisoners' and prison officers' records is restricted for 85 years.

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Durham Prison (Ref: P/)Records of Prisoners (Ref: P/)Nominal Register - Male (Form 29), Durham (Ref: P/1/1)

Male nominal register, Durham, 11 December 1908 - 5 April 1909 (nos. 7129-1843)
Document format of P/1/1

Nominal Registers - Male (Form 29), Newcastle (Ref: P/1/2-14)

Male nominal register, Newcastle, 1 April - 25 October 1911 (nos. 1-2279) (vol.99)
Document format of P/1/2


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 26 October 1911 - 2 July 1912 (nos. 2280-879) (vol.101)
Document format of P/1/3


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 2 July 1912 - 31 March 1913 (nos. 880-3109) (vol.102)
Document format of P/1/4


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 1 April - 15 December 1913 (nos. 1-2272) (vol.103)
Document format of P/1/5


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 15 December 1913 - 9 September 1914 (nos. 2273-1482) (vol.105)
Document format of P/1/6


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 10 September 1914 - 5 November 1915 (nos. 1483-1133) (vol.106)
Document format of P/1/7


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 6 November 1915 - 5 May 1917 (nos. 1134-89) (vol.107)
Document format of P/1/8


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 7 May 1917 - 13 August 1919 (nos. 90-1291) (vol.109)
Document format of P/1/9


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 14 August 1919 - 8 January 1921 (nos. 1292-1343) (vol.110)
Document format of P/1/10


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 10 January 1921 - 10 March 1922 (nos. 1344-3598) (vol.112)
Document format of P/1/11


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 13 March 1922 - 16 February 1923 (nos. 3594-2140) (vol.113)
Document format of P/1/12


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 17 February 1923 - 11 February 1924 (nos. 2141-4403) (vol.114)
Document format of P/1/13


Male nominal register, Newcastle, 12 February 1924 - 28 February 1925 (nos. 4404-2056) (vol.115)
Document format of P/1/14

Nominal Registers - Male (Form 29), Durham (Ref: P/1/15-62)

Male nominal register, Durham, 29 May 1912 - 29 May 1913 (nos. 1953-1616)
Document format of P/1/15


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 January 1919 - 11 April 1922 (nos. 1-608) (vol.75)
Document format of P/1/16


Male nominal register, Durham, 11 April 1922 - 1 November 1923 (nos. 609-5201) (vol.76)
Document format of P/1/17


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 November 1923 - 31 March 1925 (nos. 5202-3505) (vol.77)
Document format of P/1/18


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 April 1925 - 4 June 1926 (nos. 3506-1570) (vol.78)
Document format of P/1/19


Male nominal register, Durham, 5 June 1926 - 30 July 1927 (nos. 1571-6026) (vol.79)
Document format of P/1/20


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 August 1927 - 19 September 1928 (nos. 6027-2845) (vol.80)
Document format of P/1/21


Male nominal register, Durham, 20 September 1928 - 23 November 1929 (nos. 2846-6615)
Document format of P/1/22


Male nominal register, Durham, 25 November 1929 - 28 February 1931 (nos. 6616-3657) (vol.82)
Document format of P/1/23


Male nominal register, Durham, 2 March - 6 May 1931 (nos. 3658-1142) (vol.99)
Document format of P/1/24


Male nominal register, Durham, 19 July 1933 - 5 November 1934 (nos. 4993-8905) (vol.85)
Document format of P/1/25


Male nominal register, Durham, 14 May 1936 - 22 January 1938 (nos. 3519-152) (vol.87)
Document format of P/1/26


Male nominal register, Durham, 24 January 1938 - 2 August 1939 (nos. 153-4006) (vol.88)
Document format of P/1/27


Male nominal register, Durham, 5 August 1939 - 31 December 1940 (nos. 4007-6805) (vol.90)
Document format of P/1/28


Male nominal register, Durham, 9 April 1942 - 31 May 1943 (nos. 666-3943) (vol.91)
Document format of P/1/29


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 June 1943 - 19 July 1944 (nos. 3494-6277) (vol.92)
Document format of P/1/30


Male nominal register, Durham, 19 July 1944 - 7 August 1945 (nos. 6278-1583) (vol.93)
Document format of P/1/31


Male nominal register, Durham, 8 August 1945 - 14 September 1946 (nos. 1584-4265) (vol.94)
Document format of P/1/32


Male nominal register, Durham, 16 September 1946 - 4 November 1947 (nos. 4266-7060) (vol.95)
Document format of P/1/33


Male nominal register, Durham, 30 October 1947 - 5 October 1948 (nos. 7061-2173) (vol.96)
Document format of P/1/34


Male nominal register, Durham, 5 October 1948 - 25 November 1949 (nos. 2174-4972) (vol.97)
Document format of P/1/35


Male nominal register, Durham, 24 November 1949 - 10 October 1950 (nos. 4973-7421) (vol.98)
Document format of P/1/36


Male nominal register, Durham, 4 August 1950 - 28 April 1951 (nos. 7422-9455) (vol.99)
Document format of P/1/37


Male nominal register, Durham, 30 April 1951 - 19 January 1952 (nos. 9456-172) (vol.100)
Document format of P/1/38


Male nominal register, Durham, 21 January - 10 October 1952 (nos. 173-2179) (vol.101)
Document format of P/1/39


Male nominal register, Durham, 13 September 1952 - 26 May 1953 (nos. 2180-4103) (vol.102)
Document format of P/1/40


Male nominal register, Durham, 28 May 1953 - 10 February 1954 (nos. 4104-6095) (vol.103)
Document format of P/1/41


Male nominal register, Durham, 11 February - 2 November 1954 (nos. 6096-8077) [vol.104]
Document format of P/1/42


Male nominal register, Durham, 27 October 1954 - 27 July 1955 (nos. 8078-10061) (vol.105)
Document format of P/1/43


Male nominal register, Durham, 28 July 1955 - 17 April 1956 (nos. 10062-777) [vol.106]
Document format of P/1/44


Male nominal register, Durham, 18 April 1956 - 1 January 1957 (nos. 778-2887) (vol.107)
Document format of P/1/45


Male nominal register, Durham, 2 January - 16 August 1957 (nos. 2888-5061) (vol.108)
Document format of P/1/46


Male nominal register, Durham, 16 August 1957 - 31 March 1958 (nos. 5062-7169) (vol.109)
Document format of P/1/47


Male nominal register, Durham, 31 March - 11 October 1958 (nos. 7170-9223) (vol.110)
Document format of P/1/48


Male nominal register, Durham, 13 October 1958 - 28 April 1959 (nos. 9224-1260) [vol.111]
Document format of P/1/49


Male nominal register, Durham, 29 April - 13 November 1959 (nos. 1261-3243) [vol.112]
Document format of P/1/50


Male nominal register, Durham, 13 November 1959 - 28 May 1960 (nos. 3244-5171) (vol.113)
Document format of P/1/51


Male nominal register, Durham, 30 May - 8 December 1960 (nos. 5172-7167) (vol.114)
Document format of P/1/52


Male nominal register, Durham, 8 December 1960 - 19 June 1961 (nos. 7168-9158) (vol.115)
Document format of P/1/53


Male nominal register, Durham, 20 June - 6 December 1961 (nos. 9159-11014) (vol.116)
Document format of P/1/54


Male nominal register, Durham, 7 December 1961 - 9 May 1962 (nos. 11015-1667) (vol.117)
Document format of P/1/55


Male nominal register, Durham, 9 May - 11 October 1962 (nos. 1668-3648) (vol.118)
Document format of P/1/56


Male nominal register, Durham, 11 October 1962 - 28 February 1963 (nos. 3649-5522) (vol.119)
Document format of P/1/57


Male nominal register, Durham, 1 March - 22 July 1963 (nos. 5523-7356) (vol.120)
Document format of P/1/58


Male nominal register, Durham, 23 July 1963 - 6 January 1964 (nos. 7357-9119) (vol.121)
Document format of P/1/59


Male nominal register, Durham, 7 January - 9 June 1964 (nos. 9120-11016) (vol.122)
Document format of P/1/60


Male nominal register, Durham, 10 June - 11 November 1964 (nos. 11017-12666) (vol.123)
Document format of P/1/61


Male nominal register, Durham, 12 November - 31 December 1964 (nos. 12667-13232) (vol.124)
Document format of P/1/62

Nominal Registers - Female (Form 29), Newcastle (Ref: P/2/1-5)

Female nominal register, Newcastle, 30 July 1909 - 2 May 1911 (nos.513-82) (vol.96)
Document format of P/2/1


Female nominal register, Newcastle, 3 May 1911 - 20 July 1913 (nos.83-245) (vol.100)
Document format of P/2/2


Female nominal register, Newcastle, 21 July 1913 - 10 January 1916 (nos.246-597) (vol.104)
Document format of P/2/3


Female nominal register, Newcastle, 11 January 1916 - 6 November 1920 (nos.598-342) (vol.108)
Document format of P/2/4


Female nominal register, Newcastle, 8 November 1920 - 6 April 1925 (nos.343-360) (vol.111)
Document format of P/2/5

Nominal Registers - Female (Form 29), Durham (Ref: P/2/6-13)

Female nominal register, Durham, 10 January 1910 - 9 August 1911 (nos.25-864)
Document format of P/2/6


Female nominal register, Durham, 10 August 1911 - 12 March 1914 (nos.865-256) (vol..25)
Document format of P/2/7


Female nominal register, Durham, 20 March 1914 - 8 August 1921 (nos.257-471) (vol.26)
Document format of P/2/8


Female nominal register, Durham, 10 August 1921 - 4 December 1935 (nos.472-183)
Document format of P/2/9


Female nominal register, Durham, 2 January 1945 - 1 October 1951 (nos.1-1060)
Document format of P/2/10


Female nominal register, Durham, 3 October 1951 - 15 November 1956 (nos. 1061-225)
Document format of P/2/11


Female nominal register, Durham, 16 November 1956 - 4 October 1961 (nos.226-706)
Document format of P/2/12


Female nominal register, Durham, 5 October 1961 - 13 January 1964 (nos.707-6)
Document format of P/2/13

Nominal Registers - Male (Form 29), Carlisle (Ref: P/3/1-3)

Male nominal register, Carlisle, 31 August 1910 - 31 March 1913 (nos.2855-1740) (vol.15)
Document format of P/3/1


Male nominal register, Carlisle, 1 April 1913 - 16 October 1916 (nos.1741-928)
Document format of P/3/2


Male nominal register, Carlisle, 16 October 1916 - 13 March 1922 (nos.929-378)
Document format of P/3/3

Nominal Registers - Female (Form 29), Carlisle (Ref: P/4/1-2)

Female nominal register, Carlisle, 12 October 1908 - 30 May 1921 (nos.938-10) (vol.4)
Document format of P/4/1


Female nominal register, Carlisle,1 April - 4 September 1921 (nos.1-31) (vol.5)
Document format of P/4/2

Nominal Register - Borstal Girls (Form 894), Durham (Ref: P/5/1)

Borstal girls nominal register, Durham, 31 March 1958 - 6 February 1962 (nos.503-835)
Document format of P/5/1

Indexes to Prisoners' Names - Male (Form 32), Durham (Ref: P/6/1-12)

Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1926 - [31 December] 1936 [see volumes 78-87, P/1/19-26]
Document format of P/6/1


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1937 - [31 December] 1941 [see volumes 87-90, P/1/26-28]
Document format of P/6/2


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1942 - [31 December] 1944 [see volumes 90-93, P/1/28-31]
Document format of P/6/3


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1945 - [31 December] 1947 [see volumes 93-95, P/1/31-33]
Document format of P/6/4


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 1951 - 1953 [see volumes 100-103, P/1/38-41]
Document format of P/6/5


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 2 June 1953 - [1954] [see volumes 103-104, P/1/41-42]
Document format of P/6/6


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 27 October 1954 - 27 November 1956 [see volumes 105-107, P/1/43-45]
Document format of P/6/7


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 18 November 1956 - 25 January 1959 [see volumes 107-111, P/1/45-49]
Document format of P/6/8


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 26 January 1959 - 13 December 1960 [see volumes 111-115, P/1/49-53]
Document format of P/6/9


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 13 December 1960 - 28 May 1962 [see volumes 115-118, P/1/53-56]
Document format of P/6/10


Index to male prisoners' names, Durham, 29 May 1962 - 31 December 1963 [see volumes 118-121, P/1/56-59]
Document format of P/6/11


Index to male and female prisoners' names [prison unidentified, entries refer to nominal registers 7-17], c.1892 - 1902
Document format of P/6/12

Indexes to Prisoner's names - Female (Form 32), Durham (Ref: P/7/1-3)

Index to female prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1916 - [31 December] 1941 [see volumes 26-28, P/2/8-9]
Document format of P/7/1


Index to female prisoners' names, Durham, 1 January 1942 - 31 March 1954 [see volumes 28-30, P/2/10-11]
Document format of P/7/2


Index to female prisoners' names, Durham, 1 April 1954 - 28 December 1963 [see volumes 30-32, P/2/11-13]
Document format of P/7/3

Indexes to Prisoners' names - Male and Female (Form 32), Carlisle (Ref: P/8/1-2)

Index to male and female prisoners' names, Carlisle, 26 July 1909 - 2 May 1912 [see P/3/1 and P/4/1]
Document format of P/8/1


Index to male and female prisoners' names, Carlisle, 6 May 1912 - 29 March 1916 [see P/3/1-2 and P/4/1]
Document format of P/8/2

Registers of Convictions (Form 11), Carlisle (Ref: P/11/1-2)

Register of convictions, Carlisle, 24 April 1907 - 1 October 1917
Document format of P/11/1


Register of convictions, Carlisle, 11 July 1917 - 11 March 1922
Document format of P/11/2

Calendars of prisoners (Ref: P/16/1-9)

Calendar of prisoners, 1959 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/1


Calendar of prisoners, 1960 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/2


Calendar of prisoners, 1961 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/3


Calendar of prisoners, 1962 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/4


Calendar of prisoners, 1963 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/5


Calendar of prisoners, 1964 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/6


Calendar of prisoners, 1965 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/7


Calendar of prisoners, 1966 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/8


Calendar of prisoners, 1967 Assizes at: Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Quarter Sessions at: Carlisle, Cumberland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Riding and Yorkshire, Northumberland, Sunderland
Document format of P/16/9

Register of deaths (Ref: P/17/4)

Register of deaths in Durham Prison, 20 January 1879 - 23 June 1963 Records prison number, name, date of committal, date of admission into hospital, date of death, previous illnesses, health on reception, age at death, cause of death, result of post-mortem, details of previous admissions into hospital, previous occupation, and occupation in prison.
Document format of P/17/4

Register of habitual criminals (Ref: P/17/5)

Register of Habitual Criminals; Alphabetical register of persons liable to the penalties of section 7 of the 'Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871'; also of persons sentenced to penal servitude who have been liberated between the 1st January and 31st December 1895, 1896
Document format of P/17/5

Registers of prisoners in restraint and special cell (Ref: P/21/)

Register of prisoners in restraint and special cell, with notes on their conduct and reasons for restraint, 3 July 1981 - 28 October 1988
Document format of P/21/1

Prison governance (Ref: P/)Board of Visitors (Ref: P/)Visiting Committee Minutes, Durham (Ref: P/9/1-12)

Monthly and special meetings, 23 October 1894 - 29 July 1932
Document format of P/9/1


Monthly and special meetings, 30 September 1932 - 15 September 1948
Document format of P/9/2


Monthly and special meetings, 24 September 1948 - 28 October 1960
Document format of P/9/3


Monthly and special meetings, 25 November 1960 - 23 November 1962
Document format of P/9/4


Monthly and special meetings, 30 April 1965 - 28 July 1967
Document format of P/9/5


Monthly and special meetings, 31 October 1969 - 19 November 1971
Document format of P/9/6


Monthly and special meetings, 26 November 1971 - 23 October 1973
Document format of P/9/7


Monthly and special meetings, 26 October 1973 - 25 June 1976
Document format of P/9/8


Monthly and special meetings, 1 July 1976 - 26 September 1978
Document format of P/9/9


Special meetings, 2 November 1978 - 27 September 1989
Document format of P/9/10


Monthly meetings, 31 January 1980 - 22 January 1983 [include applications]
Document format of P/9/11


Monthly meetings, 26 January 1984 - 14 February 1986 [include applications]
Document format of P/9/12

Board of Visitors (Girls' Borstal) Minute Book, Durham (Ref: P/10/1)

Board of visitors (girls' borstal), minute book, Durham, 18 December 1958 - 25 May 1962
Document format of P/10/1

Board of Visitors observations (Ref: P/19/1-6)

Observations book, Durham, 3 August 1967 - 20 August 1974
Document format of P/19/1


Observations book, Durham, 30 August 1974 - 24 May 1980
Document format of P/19/2


Observations book, Durham, 3 June 1980 - 9 September 1982 [includes special meetings]
Document format of P/19/3


Observations book, Durham, 13 September 1982 - 29 November 1984
Document format of P/19/4


Observations book, Durham, 15 December 1984 - 28 February 1986
Document format of P/19/5


Observations file, 31 October 1983 - 8 April 1986 [some are typed observations from relevant observations books, but some of them don't seem to appear in the books]
Document format of P/19/6

Board of Visitors applications and actions (Ref: P/20/1-5)

Applications are complaints and requests made by inmates.


Applications and actions book, 10 August 1971 - 10 May 1973
Document format of P/20/1


Applications and actions book, 14 May 1973 - 14 May 1975
Document format of P/20/2


Applications file, 6 November 1983 - 9 April 1986 [applications often duplicate the ones from P/20/4, however, in the book the notes are often illegible]
Document format of P/20/3


Applications and actions book, 2 January 1984 - 8 April 1987
Document format of P/20/4


Applications and actions book, 16 April 1987 - [August 1988]
Document format of P/20/5

Visiting Committee attendance (Ref: P/22/)

Visiting Committee meetings attendance book, 25 May 1945-27 December 1974
Document format of P/22/1

Correspondence (Ref: P/23/)

Correspondence between Board of Visitors and the prison governors, including applications from prospective Board of Visitors (BOV) members, reports from BOV conferences, comments on the prison system, instructions and discussions on adjudications of individual inmates, 5 February 1987 - 23 December 1987
Document format of P/23/1

Governors' Journals (Form 305), Durham (Ref: P/12/1-10)

Governors' journal, Durham, 1 January 1924 - 18 October 1929
Document format of P/12/1


Governors' journal, Durham, 1 June 1945 - 7 May 1951
Document format of P/12/2


Governors' journal, Durham, 14 May 1951 - 13 April 1959
Document format of P/12/3


Governors' journal, Durham, 21 April 1959 - 17 October 1966
Document format of P/12/4


Governors' journal, Durham, 17 October 1966 - 3 December 1971
Document format of P/12/5


Governors' journal, Durham, 4 December 1971 - 13 September 1975
Document format of P/12/6


Governors' journal, Durham, 8 March 1982 - 26 July 1985
Document format of P/12/7


Governors' journal (maximum security wing), Durham, 12 July 1969 - 7 November 1970
Document format of P/12/8


Governors' journal (maximum security wing), Durham, 8 November 1970 - 25 August 1971
Document format of P/12/9


Governors' journal, Medomsley Detention Centre, 26 August 1983 - 3 May 1988
Document format of P/12/10

Prison Rules and Orders (Ref: P/17/1-2)

Prison rules and orders, Discipline Office copy, Durham, n.d.
Document format of P/17/1


Prison rules and orders, Foreman of Works copy, Durham, n.d.
Document format of P/17/2

Inspections' Minute Book, Durham (Ref: P/17/3)

Inspections' minute book, Durham, 13 January 1892 - 6 August 1935
Document format of P/17/3

Medical Officer's Journals [no. 187] (Ref: P/18/1-4)

Daily record of occurrences, duties performed, observations


Medical officer's journal, 30 April 1957 - 13 May 1959
Document format of P/18/1


Medical officer's journal, 14 May 1959 - 5 April 1961
Document format of P/18/2


Medical officer's journal, 6 April 1961 - 31 December 1963
Document format of P/18/3


Medical officer's journal, 1 January 1964 - 17 August 1966
Document format of P/18/4

Prison Officers (Ref: P/)Registers of Officers (Form 288) (Ref: P/13/)Registers of Officers (Form 288), Newcastle (Ref: P/13/1)

Register of officers, Newcastle, 1872 - 1924
Document format of P/13/1

Registers of Officers (Form 288), Durham (Ref: P/13/2-7)

Register of officers, Durham, 1897 - 1926
Document format of P/13/2


Register of officers, Durham, 1897 ­- 1956
Document format of P/13/3


Register of officers, Durham, 1954 - 1964
Document format of P/13/4


Register of officers, Durham, 1957 - 1976
Document format of P/13/5


Register of officers, Durham, 1960 - 1976
Document format of P/13/6


Register of officers, Durham, 1974 - 1977
Document format of P/13/7

Prison plans (Ref: P/15/1-189)

For more prison plans see: CC/Arch
Access to prison plans is restricted for 100 years

Prison interiors (Ref: P/15/1-61)

Durham Prison. Proposed accommodation for men in E wing (women) and provision for women in reception block. Sections and floors, 22 March 1929 Site plan -scale 1 inch to 16 feet [1:192] Sections, scale 1 inch to 6 feet [1: 72]
Document format of P/15/1


Durham Prison. New reception. Females. Roof, floors and sections n.d. [1920s] scale: 1 inch to 3 feet [1:36] and 1 inch to 16 feet [1:192]
Document format of P/15/2


Durham Prison, block plan, 4 April 1961 scale 1 inch to 40 feet [1: 480]
Document format of P/15/3


Durham Prison. E Females Wing. Proposed diarrhoea cells. Layout and sections, 20 July 1910
Document format of P/15/4


HMP Durham. Site plan, n.d. [1960s]
Document format of P/15/5


Kitchen stores, second floor plan, 3 November 1881
Document format of P/15/6


Female reception. Sections and elevations, 22 September 1885
Document format of P/15/7


Female reception, details of stairs and girder, plan and sections, 4 March 1886
Document format of P/15/8


Addition of isolation ward to new reception and hospital. Floor plans, sections and elevations, 31 July 1886
Document format of P/15/9


Hospital Ward lamps. Sketch showing method of fixing pipes from gas lanterns to ceiling, 27 April 1887
Document format of P/15/10


Plan and sections of separate W.C. and sink spaces proposed to be formed in 'E' Wing. Female Prison, 18 September 1888
Document format of P/15/11


Details of matted cell, 19 September 1888
Document format of P/15/12


Additional storey on portion of 'E' wing, 22 September 1890
Document format of P/15/13


Additions to 'E' Wing. Details of stair and galley ironwork, 4 March 1891
Document format of P/15/14


Proposed new drainage scheme. Plan, sections and details, 21 February 1893 1 inch to 2 feet [1:24]
Document format of P/15/15


Double disinfecting chamber, 19 January 1896
Document format of P/15/16


Rooms for prisoners awaiting trial. Plans, sections and details, 8 June 1897 1 inch to 2 feet [1:24] 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of P/15/17


Iron gates to observation cells. Plans and sections, 14 November 1898
Document format of P/15/18


New hospital. Drainage plan, 20 September 1907
Document format of P/15/19


Proposed Green House, 17 December 1907
Document format of P/15/20


Details of roof for males hospital, 11 May 1908
Document format of P/15/21


Details of steel roof to gardener's shop, 20 October 1908
Document format of P/15/22


Proposed new cells. Floor, section and details plans, 22 March 1909
Document format of P/15/23


New disinfector. Site plan, plan and sections, 14 October 1921 1/2 inch to 1 foot [1:24] 1 inch to 40 feet [1: 480]
Document format of P/15/24


New boiler house, sections and elevations, 24 August 1927 1/8 inch to 1 feet [1:96]
Document format of P/15/25


Proposed new ranges of W.C's near new workshops, 21 May 1928
Document format of P/15/26


Conversion of old kitchen and stores into stewards stores, sections and views, 2 January 1932 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12]
Document format of P/15/27


New workshop. Tithe barn site, 30 May 1938
Document format of P/15/28


Double pair of gates through security wall (access to workshops), 5 July 1938 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12]
Document format of P/15/29


New workshop. Tithe barn site. Details of sliding doors, gates, guard bars and joinery, 17 July 1938 1 inch to 1 foot [1:12]
Document format of P/15/30


Prison male reception and hospital block, 6 August 1939
Document format of P/15/31


Alterations and additions for new rope shop, plans, sections, elevations and site plan, 1 November 1941 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96]
Document format of P/15/32


Proposed kitchen re-organisation, plan and sections, 26 June 1949
Document format of P/15/33


New extension to bath house, plan, site plan, elevations and sections, 30 June 1950 1/8 inch to 1 foot [1:96]
Document format of P/15/34


'H' Wing. New staircase details, level 1 to 4, drawing no. 1962/X223, 1962 1:5
Document format of P/15/35


'H' Wing, level 1 to 2. Landing safety netting, drawing no. 1962/X224, 1962
Document format of P/15/36


'H' Wing, level 3 to 4. Landing safety netting, drawing no. 1962/X225, 1962
Document format of P/15/37


Extension to hospital, January 1964
Document format of P/15/38


Proposed conversion. 'E' Wing, ground floor plan, 20 April 1968
Document format of P/15/39


Proposed alterations to 'E' wing to secure female accommodation. First, second and third floor plan, 1 November 1971
Document format of P/15/40


New 2 storey workshop (carpenter's workshop), ground floor plan, 20 November 1972
Document format of P/15/41


General arrangement of control desk, 10 September 1974
Document format of P/15/42


New bath house. Floor and roof plans, 2 June 1977
Document format of P/15/43


Prison new bath house, floor plan, September 1980
Document format of P/15/44


Proposed kitchen. Layout of hot and cold water service, mains cold water and gas, October 1982
Document format of P/15/45


Prison West and South elevations. Plan, elevations and sections, 14 March 1983
Document format of P/15/46


Prison East and North elevations, 14 March 1983
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Second floor plan. New gatehouse. Drainage pipe work-above ground, April 1983
Document format of P/15/48


Hospital unit, standard cell door and details, March 1984 1:2 1:5
Document format of P/15/49


Standard cell door, plan, sections and elevations, March 1984 1:2 1:5
Document format of P/15/50


Old kitchen area, September 1984
Document format of P/15/51


Standard cell door frame. Replacement for Victorian prisons. 'H' wing extension. Door details, 2 April 1985 1:2 1:5
Document format of P/15/52


'F' and 'H' Wing. Levels 1 and 2 as existing, February 1988
Document format of P/15/53


'F' and 'H' Wing. Levels 3 and 4 as existing, February 1988
Document format of P/15/54


'H' Wing extension. Level 1. Special and dirty protest cells, January 1989
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'H' Wing extension. Typical cell upgrading, 1989
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'F' and 'H' Wing. West and East elevations. 'H' Wing extension replacement windows, March 1989
Document format of P/15/57


New boiler house. Site plan and sections, sketch, n.d.
Document format of P/15/58


Ground floor plan, n.d.
Document format of P/15/59


Second floor plan, n.d.
Document format of P/15/60


Third floor plan, n.d.
Document format of P/15/61

Officers' facilities and houses (Ref: P/15/62-85)

Proposed quarters for 18 warders, plan of site and details of roadway and retaining wall, 13 December 1893 1 inch to 2 feet [1: 24]
Document format of P/15/62


'E' Wing. New rooms for female officers. Top floor, 24 August 1896
Document format of P/15/63


Three dormers to governor's house. Plan, floor and sections, 27 February 1925 1/2 inch to 1 foot [1:24]
Document format of P/15/64


Prison Housing Scheme, 3 April 1925
Document format of P/15/65


Proposed officers' quarters. Development of site for building, 14 October 1925
Document format of P/15/66


Durham- proposed officers' quarters. Plan showing lay out, levels and drainage, 14 October 1925
Document format of P/15/67


New officers' quarters. Plans, sections and elevations for block of 8 quarters, 27 July 1926
Document format of P/15/68


Officers' quarters. Detail of back yards, walls, steps, levels. Plan, elevation and sections, 13 October 1927 1/2 inch to 1 foot [1:24]
Document format of P/15/69


Superior officers' quarter. Development of site, 5 June 1928
Document format of P/15/70


Proposed back entrance to Whinney Terrace officers' quarters, 29 June 1928
Document format of P/15/71


Superior officers' houses. Details of windows, bays and sections, 18 September 1928
Document format of P/15/72


Governor's house proposed new scullery and larder, plan, roof plan, site plan, 25 March 1929 1 inch to 8 feet [1: 96] 1 inch to 40 feet [1:480]
Document format of P/15/73


Proposed superior officers' quarters and 6 subordinate, 5 June 1929
Document format of P/15/74


Durham- officers' quarters. Proposed additional block for 8 qrs [quarters], site plan, 6 August 1929
Document format of P/15/75


New officers' quarters. Plans, elevations and sections, 6 July 1939
Document format of P/15/76


Officers lavatory, 10 September 1945
Document format of P/15/77


H.M. Prison Commission. Carville. Durham, layout plan, March 1952
Document format of P/15/78


Provision of bathrooms to officers' flats, floor, elevation and side plans, 22 April 1955 1 inch to 8 feet [1:96] 1 inch to 4 feet [1:48]
Document format of P/15/79


Durham Prison Commission Housing. Site layout plan, location plan, sections, April 1959 1/16 inch to 1 foot [1:192] 1/8 inch to 1 foot [1:96]
Document format of P/15/80


Prison officers' houses, floor, section and elevation plans, 4 January 1961
Document format of P/15/81


Newton Hall. Stage 2. Revised, 17 May 1967
Document format of P/15/82


Prison officers houses, elevation plan, 30 August 1967
Document format of P/15/83


Plan of new officers rest room, kitchen and W.C. in 'E' Wing, 24 April 1968
Document format of P/15/84


Prison officers' houses in Newton Hall, site plan, n.d.
Document format of P/15/85

Prison facilities outside the wall (Ref: P/15/86-88)

Assize Courts. Accommodation for waiting jurors, interviewing prisoners and additional cubicle accommodation etc., 2 February 1954
Document format of P/15/86


Proposed additions to Assize Courts, 12 May 1954
Document format of P/15/87


Store building outside boundary wall, 29 June 1954
Document format of P/15/88

Site plans (Ref: P/15/89-96)

Prison site plan showing heating apparatus, 4 September 1920
Document format of P/15/89


Prison site plan showing stations for pusher of electric tell-tale clock, 26 February 1929
Document format of P/15/90


'F' block and reception ground floor, site and wing plans, 22 March 1929 1 inch to 16 feet [1:192]
Document format of P/15/91


Prison boundary plan, 1939
Document format of P/15/92


Plan of cable routes and switch room location, 6 April 1967
Document format of P/15/93


Prison site plan, 30 May 1974
Document format of P/15/94


New gatehouse. Site plan, 2 May 1985
Document format of P/15/95


Planning drawing for realignment of security wall. Site plan, 19 June 1987
Document format of P/15/96

Tithe barn (Ref: P/15/97-99)

Hallgarth. Tithe barn, 6 May 1932
Document format of P/15/97


Tithe barn at Hallgarth. Detail of new windows, 14 December 1934
Document format of P/15/98


Tithe Barn Officers' Club, September 1980 1:50
Document format of P/15/99

'A' Wing (Ref: P/15/100-107)

'A' Wing refurbishment. Level 0. Proposed layout, May 1993 [amended to 23 August 1995]
Document format of P/15/100


'A' Wing refurbishment. Level 0 and 1. Proposed layout, May 1993 [amended to 5 October 1993]
Document format of P/15/101


'A' Wing refurbishment. Level 1. Plan as proposed, May 1993
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'A' Wing refurbishment. Level A2. Plan as proposed, May 1993 [amended to 27 April 1994]
Document format of P/15/103


'A' Wing refurbishment. Level A3. Plan as proposed, May 1993
Document format of P/15/104


'A' Wing refurbishment. Longitudinal section as existing, April 1993
Document format of P/15/105


'A' Wing refurbishment. Typical west side 3 into 2. Cell layout as proposed, 22 October 1993
Document format of P/15/106


'A' Wing refurbishment. Typical west side cell layout. Internal perspective, 24 October 1993
Document format of P/15/107

'B' Wing (Ref: P/15/108)

'B' Wing. Level 1 as proposed, September 1996 [amended to 24 October 1996]
Document format of P/15/108

'B' and 'C' Wings (Ref: P/15/109-127)

'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Level 1. Plan as existing, March 1993
Document format of P/15/109


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Level 1. Plan as proposed, May 1993 [amended to 7 October 1993]
Document format of P/15/110


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Level 2. Plan as existing, March 1993
Document format of P/15/111


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Level 2. Plan as proposed, May 1993 [amended to 7 October 1993]
Document format of P/15/112


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Upper Level 2 and Level 3. Plan as existing, May 1993
Document format of P/15/113


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Upper Level 2 and Level 3. Plan as proposed, May 1993 [amended to 6 October 1993]
Document format of P/15/114


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as existing, May 1993
Document format of P/15/115


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Upper Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as proposed, May 1993 [amended to 7 October 1993]
Document format of P/15/116


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Elevations as proposed, June 1993
Document format of P/15/117


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Site plan as existing, May 1993
Document format of P/15/118


'C' Wing and 'B' Wing North refurbishment. Site plan as proposed, May 1993
Document format of P/15/119

'D' Wing (Ref: P/15/120-127)

'D' Wing ancillaries key plan. Basement and Level 1, September 1992
Document format of P/15/120


'D' Wing ancillaries key plan. Level 1 and Level 2, September 1992
Document format of P/15/121


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 1- East, March 1992 [amended to 17 March 1993]
Document format of P/15/122


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 1- West, March 1992
Document format of P/15/123


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 2- East, March 1992 [amended to 17 March 1993]
Document format of P/15/124


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 2- West, March 1992 [amended to 3 March 1993]
Document format of P/15/125


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 3- East, March 1992 [amended to 17 March 1993]
Document format of P/15/126


'D' Wing ancillaries. Plan as proposed. Level 3- West, March 1992
Document format of P/15/127

'F' Wing (Ref: P/15/128-144)

'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 1. Plan as existing, May 1990
Document format of P/15/128


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 1. Plan as proposed, January 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/129


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 1 and Level 2. Plan as existing, February 1988
Document format of P/15/130


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 2. Plan as existing, May 1990
Document format of P/15/131


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 2. Plan as proposed, May 1990 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/132


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 3. Plan as existing, May 1990
Document format of P/15/133


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 3. Plan as proposed, January 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/134


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as existing, February 1988
Document format of P/15/135


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as proposed, January 1991 [amended to 16 June 1993]
Document format of P/15/136


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 4. Plan as existing, May 1990
Document format of P/15/137


'F' Wing refurbishment. Level 4. Plan as proposed, January 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/138


'F' Wing refurbishment. East and West elevations as existing, May 1990
Document format of P/15/139


'F' Wing refurbishment. East and West elevations as proposed, January 1991
Document format of P/15/140


'F' Wing refurbishment. North and South elevations as existing, April 1989
Document format of P/15/141


'F' Wing refurbishment. North and South elevations as proposed, April 1989 [amended to 20 August 1992]
Document format of P/15/142


'F' Wing refurbishment. Details of security gate type 1, 30 January 1991 1:5
Document format of P/15/143


'F' Wing refurbishment. Site plan, April 1989
Document format of P/15/144

'F' and 'H' Wings (Ref: P/15/145-153)

'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. Level 1 and Level 2. Plan as existing, May 1991 [amended to 18 May 1993]
Document format of P/15/145


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as existing, May 1991 [amended to 18 May 1993]
Document format of P/15/146


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. Level 3 and Level 4. Plan as proposed, September 1990 [amended to 25 March 1993]
Document format of P/15/147


Wings 'F' and 'H'. Ground floor, September 1980 [amended to February 1989]
Document format of P/15/148


Wings 'F' and 'H'. First, second and third floors, September 1980 [amended to 28 December 1989]
Document format of P/15/149


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. East and West elevations as existing, May 1991 [amended to 18 May 1993]
Document format of P/15/150


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. East and West elevations as proposed, April 1991
Document format of P/15/151


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. North and South elevations as existing, May 1991 [amended to 18 May 1993]
Document format of P/15/152


'F' and 'H' Wings refurbishment. North and South elevations as proposed, April 1991
Document format of P/15/153

'H' Wing (Ref: P/15/154-165)

'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 1 as proposed, May 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/154


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 1and Level 2 as existing, May 1991
Document format of P/15/155


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 2 as proposed, May 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/156


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 3 as proposed, May 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/157


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 4 as proposed, May 1991 [amended to 8 July 1993]
Document format of P/15/158


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 1. Showers, staff and inmate toilets as proposed, June 1991 [amended to 15 June 1992]
Document format of P/15/159


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Kitchen as proposed, June 1991 [amended to 11 June 1993]
Document format of P/15/160


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 2. Inmate toilet as proposed, 24 June 1991 [amended to 15 June 1992]
Document format of P/15/161


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 3. Typical cell arrangement as proposed, 17 June 1991
Document format of P/15/162


'H' Wing refurbishment. Level 4. Staff kitchen as proposed, June 1991 [amended to 17 June 1993]
Document format of P/15/163


'H' Wing refurbishment. Key plan to areas of pipe duct, September 1991 [amended to 12 June 1992]
Document format of P/15/164


'H' Wing refurbishment. Typical cell layout. Key plan, August 1991
Document format of P/15/165

'I' Wing (Ref: P/15/166-170)

'I' Wing. Level 1. Plan as existing, March 1996
Document format of P/15/166


'I' Wing. Level 1. Plan as proposed, March 1996 [amended to 21 March 1996]
Document format of P/15/167


'I' Wing. Level 2. Plan as existing, March 1996
Document format of P/15/168


'I' Wing. Level 2. Plan as proposed, March 1996 [amended to 27 September 1996]
Document format of P/15/169


'I' Wing. Site plan and contractors compound, April 1996
Document format of P/15/170

Hospital (Ref: P/15/171)

Plan showing lower ground, ground and first floor, March 1982 [amended to January 1983]
Document format of P/15/171

Chapel (Ref: P/15/172-179)

'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel area as existing, May 1991 [amended to 6 May 1992]
Document format of P/15/172


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel proposed, July 1991 [amended to 4 January 1993]
Document format of P/15/173


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel section A:A as proposed, July 1991 [amended to 1 February 1993]
Document format of P/15/174


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel section B:B as proposed, August 1991 [amended to 2 February 1993]
Document format of P/15/175


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Chapel section C:C as proposed, August 1991
Document format of P/15/176


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel, west elevation, July 1991 [amended to 8 June 1992]
Document format of P/15/177


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel, north elevation, August 1991 [amended to 8 June 1992]
Document format of P/15/178


'H' Wing refurbishment. . Level 1. Chapel roof plan, August 1991
Document format of P/15/179

Administration Block (Ref: P/15/180)

Administration Block ground and first floors, September 1980 [amended to April 1988]
Document format of P/15/180

Gatehouse Block (Ref: P/15/181-184)

Ground floor plan, 17 November 1982 [amended to June 1989]
Document format of P/15/181


First floor plan, n.d. [amended to June 1989]
Document format of P/15/182


Second floor plan, n.d. [amended to March 1987]
Document format of P/15/183


Third floor plan, n.d. [amended to May 1988]
Document format of P/15/184

Officers' Mess (Ref: P/15/185-186)

Proposed Officers' Mess. (Woodedge site) elevations and plan, March 1984 [amended to 26 March 1985]
Document format of P/15/185


Proposed Officers' Mess. (Woodedge site) site layout, March 1984 [amended to 26 March 1985] 1:100
Document format of P/15/186

Site Plans (Ref: P/15/187-188)

Block plan, 25 February 1984 [amended to April 1990]
Document format of P/15/187


Site plan generated from survey, January 1996
Document format of P/15/188

Other plans (Ref: P/15/189)

Reduced size copies of plans of refurbishment of A, B (North) and C Wings, May-October 1993
Document format of P/15/189

Miscellaneous (Ref: P/17/1-18)The Bulletin (Ref: P/17/6)

The Bulletin, 27 September 1999- 11 February 2001
Document format of P/17/6

Governor's Briefing (Ref: P/17/7-13)

Governor's Briefing, 21 October 1999
Document format of P/17/7


Governor's Briefing, 4 November 1999
Document format of P/17/8


Governor's Briefing, 13 January 2000
Document format of P/17/9


Governor's Briefing, 4 February 2000
Document format of P/17/10


Governor's Briefing, 24 February 2000
Document format of P/17/11


Governor's Briefing, 4 May 2000
Document format of P/17/12


Governor's Briefing, 29 June 2000
Document format of P/17/13

Other publications (Ref: P/17/14-18)

Durham Gaol. A History 1634-1985, re-published by Colin Dawson, 1996
Document format of P/17/14


Minutes of Race Relations Meetings, 28 November 1996- 1 November 2000
Document format of P/17/15


Bicentennial Service commemorating the laying of the foundation stone of HMP Durham on 31st July 1809. Order of Service held at St Cuthbert's Chapel on 24th July 2009
Document format of P/17/16


Invitation, with a panoramic photograph of Durham prison, for the County Archivist, Liz Bregazzi, to take part in a service held in the Prison Chapel as part of the HMP Bicentennial celebrations, 30 June 2009
Document format of P/17/17


'Old Tithe Barn'. Durham Prison Officers Club. Leaflet describing a short history of the tithe barn on the Hallgarth Street, where the Prison Officers Club is now located, n.d. [2009]
Document format of P/17/18