Alternative Names Old Prison
Location Adjacent to White Lion Inn, Wilton Lane, Bridstow (Wilton)
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed Unknown
Century of Operation 1600-1699
Building Type Lock-Up, Prison
Remarks Grade II listed. Listing and Roy's Blog locate the building in Bridstow. However, the White Lion's website and Ross on Wye Conservation Area Appraisal place it in Wilton.
'Prison, now part of public house. Possibly early C17. Square sandstone, pantiled roof and brick end stack. Two storeys. Two windows, 2-light barred mullions each with blocked opening beneath. First floor of gable end has another 2-light barred mullion to left of end stack. (RCHM Vol I, p 33).'
Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'Old Prison', Bridstow, LEN1288739
'Local sandstone was a popular building material for houses, barns and walls. Impressive sandstone buildings include The White Lion public house (recorded in 1735 and rebuilt in stone in 1799) and the associated Old Prison (possibly of 17th Century construction)' 'Most of the buildings now have slate roofs, except the Old Prison and the barns which are roofed with pantiles. '
Herefordshire Council, 'Ross on Wye Conservation Area Appraisal (Draft)', 2006, p.20.
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