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The Old Gaol

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By , November 22, 2009 04:15

The Hexham Old Gaol is reputed to be the oldest purpose-built prison in England.

The gaol was built under the order of William Melton, the Archbishop of York, in 1330–33. It held prisoners from Hexhamshire and also, in the 16th century, from the English Middle March, before their trial in the Moothall Court Room nearby. Continue reading 'The Old Gaol'»