Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison. In 1892, the prison was demolished.
English:1. from the medieval personal name Hodge, a short form of Roger . (For the change of initial, compare Hick .) 2. nickname from Middle English hodge ‘hog’, which occurs as a dialect variant of hogge, for example in Cheshire place names.