Gloucester Prison
  • Gloucester Prison

  • Event Date : Saturday, 13 October 2018
  • Start Time  : 9pm
  • End Time    : 3am
  • Address      : Barrack Square Gloucester GL1 2JN

About this location

This amazing prison sits on the site of what would have originally been Gloucester castle which too was used as a Gaol and would have been the county gaol through 1100 into 1200s so there is no wonder paranormal sighting have been reported here throughout the ages.

A damming report in 1777 by John Howard led to the jails reform and rebuild which included the introduction of separate cells. Around 10 years later the county magistrates ordered a new gaol to be built and to achieve this they acquired the reaming parts of the castle from the Hyetts.

Finished in 1791, the new gaol boasted a gigantic 3 storied buildings which ranged from the main jail, a house of correction and penitentiary. Not content with the size, in 1826 the perimeter walls were extended, and a new debtors prison was built east of the gatehouse and a new gatehouse was built.

Jumping forward in history the jail was added to again to incorporate a new convict prison. This was linked to the old system and incorporated the original gatehouse. The new large three-storey cell-blocks contained a chapel, A treadmill house and eventually the governors house but that was added later in the mid-19th century. At least 102 New Drop style executions took place between 1792 and 1864 and due to the nature of their crimes the unclaimed bodies are believed to still be onsite in unmarked graves.

Could this be why countless paranormal claims have been witnessed throughout the years?

With full bodied apparitions, poltergeist activity and oppressive feelings throughout, you would be mad to miss out on this paranormal investigation?

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Included on this event

  • Use of Equipment
  • Refreshments