Sessions House, photograph of print 1830 (archive ref PH-4-6 )

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Sessions House, New Walk, photograph of print, c.1830
New Walk was laid out in around 1778-1780 and the Sessions House and House of Correction were designed by Watson and Pritchett of York in 1804 and built around 1807-1814.
New Walk originally had a variety of trees, planted in irregular formation – the line of chestnut trees are said to have been first planted in 1823.
The Sessions House in New Walk was built from 1804 to 1810 and had a prison at the rear along Norfolk Street. There were 126 cells by 1835, but by the 1870s they housed an average of only 60 prisoners at any one time. The prison was closed in 1878 and the prisoners moved to West Riding jails. The prison cells and the warden’s house were turned into houses and a convent. The site now also houses the police station.

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