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House of Correction (Walsingham)

The House of Correction is a historic, though depressing, building in Walsingham in Norfolk.

It is situated down a back lane, and a form of prison.

The building is on the site of a leper hospital outside the abbey walls, and was intended originally to train vagrants in useful trades. It later became what we would now regard as a prison.

John Howard, the prison reformer, visited in 1779. It was rebuilt in 1787, using his recommendations.

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