2017

SO8218 : Former prison gatehouse Gloucester, Gloucestershire

taken 7 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Former prison gatehouse  Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Former prison gatehouse Gloucester, Gloucestershire
The only time that this Geographer has been into a prison. The occasion was an English Heritage organised visit to the former Gloucester Prison. Opened in 1792 it was rebuilt in 1840, including this gatehouse and finally closed by the Ministry of Justice in 2013. It was the home of tours organised by Jailhouse Tours until they handed over the keys in 2019. It is now in the ownership of City & Country, who have prepared plans to convert the buildings to residential use. The site was planned to be converted into apartments and other homes but it seems recently that tours and other events are still taking place. It holds hundreds of years of history within its walls. I can imagine the lusty singing of 'Bless this house' at prison concerts. New arrivals and uses are awaited. I lived in Gloucestershire from December 1975 - April 2004 and I'm (I am) sorry that I am unable to return - unaffordable house prices. Time photo taken 3.08 pm BST (British Summer Time).

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Martin Richard Phelan   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 8 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 March, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8281 1859 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.9372N 2:15.0630W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8281 1859
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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