Pembrokeshire County Prison - Haverfordwest - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 48.152 W 004° 58.175
30U E 364199 N 5740910
Quick Description: Pembrokeshire County Prison was erected in 1820 in the grounds of Haverfordwest Castle. The gaol was closed in 1878. Reopened in 1967 as the County museum and Record Office.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 11:44:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMF3NV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
Haverfordwest Castle has been the site of prisons since 1188.

"One of the most important roles of the castle was to act as a prison. Giraldus Cambrensis records prisons here as early as 1188. In 1779 a prison for the county of Pembrokeshire was built within the remains of the castle. It was replaced in 1820 by a new prison building in the castle grounds, which now houses the Pembrokeshire Record Office. A number of artefacts, including a cell door, leg irons and the original lock from the castle gate are on display. Source: (visit link)
County Records Office
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire Wales
SA61 2EF

Open to the public: Yes

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Free Public Access.

Web link: Not listed

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