Alnwick House of Correction

Alnwick House of Correction later became a courthouse, a police station, and is now a Youth Hostel. 150 years ago it was one of the most expensive prisons in England. From the Alnwick Mercury, Jan 1870: …the Saturday Review of last week makes the following startling statement: the average charge for each prisoner is £37 … Continue reading Alnwick House of Correction

Shopfront design guides: a collection

Individual shopfronts provide the main platform for a trader to promote their presence. Together they help shape the character of a town. Within conservation areas it is particularly important that shopfronts and signage are well designed and relate to their surroundings. Shopfronts are an integral part of every high street, and many planning policies include … Continue reading Shopfront design guides: a collection