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Herefordshire prisons

Herefordshire has had a number of prisons over the years. As one would expect, most of these have been located in the city of Hereford, beginning with the original Bridewell at Castle Green, which was in its turn superseded by the County Gaol and the City Gaol.

Hereford also had smaller prisons, at St Peter's Square and Bye Street Gate. However, there have also been prisons in some of the county's market towns (Priory House, Forbury Prison and New Street Prison, allĀ in Leominster, and the Old Gaol in Ross-in-Wye), and even one in the village of Wilton, near Bridstow. This section includes information on all these prisons.