Ross on Wye Lock Up




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Alternative Names   Ross on Wye Old Gaol

Nation   England

County   Herefordshire

Location   New Street  Ross-on-Wye

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1838

Year closed   1844

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Lock Up


'1820-30. Formerly the old prison. Small square red sandstone building with hipped slate roof. In front, on ground floor are high flanking pointed windows with iron bars on 1st floor a similar window in centre with a small blocked one on either side. Doorway has a pointed arch of 2 orders with stone panel above. Door is studded and has a grill. Heavy wide stone pilasters on either side.'

English Heritage, Listing NGR: SO5987124247

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  • ExteriorPhoto © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'Herefordshire. Lock-ups at Bosbury, Bridstow, Ross on Wye and Yarpole.' (24 April 2013)



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