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Thomas Hobson (?1544-1630), carrier, by codicil to his will, 1 January 1630, left money for the maintenance of a house of correction and workhouse. The University portion of the former, known as the Spinning House, on St Andrew's Street, was used as a prison for prostitutes apprehended by the Proctors until 1894.
The Spinning House was a house of correction to which women suspected of 'walking with undergraduates', i.e. prostitution, were committed under the Vice-Chancellor's jurisdiction, which jurisdiction was abolished in 1894 following the notorious 'Daisy Hopkins case'.