The Foyer

The foyer was once the charge room of the lock-up with prisoners arrested and brought into this room for charging with one or more convictions.

The foyer was once the charge room of the lock-up with prisoners arrested and brought into this room for charging with one or more convictions.

The dock is where prisoners were measured, photographed and charged before being placed in the cells prior to sentence by a magistrate at the Court House. Once sentenced, they were usually sent to Maitland Gaol under police escort in a vehicle known as the ‘black mariah’.