List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
GENERAL PRISON [Perth] General Prison
General Prison
General Prison
James Stewart Esq.
Alexander Stewart Governor
Board of Ordnance Plans and Documents relating thereto
098 [Situation] On the S. [South] side of the South Inch near the South end of the City.
A general penal establishment formerly the depot for French Prisoners during the Peninsular war, it is situated on the south side of the South Inch and is frequently undergoing repair & improvements
The following abridged extract from Fullarton's Gazetteer of Scotland Vol: [Volume] 2. p. [page] 514* is one of the most appropriate that may be given, at one time it was exclusively used for scotch convicts. at present it receives prisoners from England.
*"To this prison all criminals ordered to imprisonment for six months may be sentenced or removed. The Building is adapted to the seperate system of prison discipline, the cells are lighted with one gas light each. The prison is placed under the management of the board of directors of prisons in Scotland who have power to apportion the several counties and burghs the sums required for building and maintaining the prison"

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City of Perth -- Sheet 98.9.4.

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