Design for Newgate prison

Design for building a commodious prison for debtors and felons at Newgate, by George Dance
Parliament granted £50,000 towards the cost of rebuilding Newgate Prison and a new court house on a large plot of land provided by the City of London. Work began in 1770 but when the new prison was nearly finished it was stormed by a mob and gutted by fire during the Gordon riots in 1780. Rebuilding was completed in 1782. The building was laid out around a central courtyard, and was divided into two parts, with a Common Area for poor prisoners and a State Area for those who could pay for more comfortable accommodation.