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Wilton, Bridstow

The Prison House

Historic Environment Record reference no. 2428, Ordnance Survey grid reference SO 5891 2420

Situated on the north bank of the River Wye and close to Wilton Castle and Wilton Bridge. The gaol is of two storeys constructed in rough, ashlar sandstone. The roof has been covered by modern tiles. The gaol was built around 1600 and the windows are all barred, although the bars are of a later date than the construction of the building. In the late 18th century a building was built onto the north wall of the gaol. The gaol itself is not marked on the 1839 Tithe Map for Bridstow but there is a building on the site of the gaol.

[Original author: Miranda Greene, 2003]