Location Dungeon Walk (located behind the Old Post Office on Hawthorn Lane, subsequently site of Wilmslow Gas Works - marked on OS 1:2500 Pub 1909), Wilmslow
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1809
Year closed 1870
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks In his book, Wilmslow, Past and Present' (1901), Andrew Pearson describes The Old Dungeon in Wilmslow, built in 1809, consisting of 2 cells, "only fit for newts, toads and other vermin". A recent conservation area appraisal undertaken by the borough council states that the gaol was built in 1846. Pearson says the Dungeon was taken down in about 1870. It was located on Dungeon Walk, behind Hawthorn Lane, between Hawthorn Grove and Church Street. The site (marked on OS 1:2500 Pub 1909) was subsequently occupied by Wilmslow Gas Works, and later Burton House.
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