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County Gaol, colonnaded entrance, during development

Greek Doric style front of the former Gaol, built 1823-7 by Francis Goodwin (alterations by J Masons of Derby, c1840, who strengthened and fortified it with Bastions or Martello Towers, in response to Reform Act rioters, and was later re-modelled in 1880). The gaol building interior was demolished in 1928 with only the Curtain Wall and the imposing entrance remaining. It later became the Greyhound…