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GAOL, HEREFORD STREET

Site Details



NPRN 31967

Map Reference SO51SW

Grid Reference SO5090313397

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Monmouth

Type of Site GAOL

Broad Class CIVIL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Gaol almost totally demolished, small portion converted into 2 houses.
Constructed in 1788-90 as the gatehouse to the new County Gaol designed by William Blackburn and built according to the reforming principles of John Howard. The goal was closed in 1869 at the increase in size of the New Gaol in Usk and all but this remnant was demolished. Illustrations show that the Gatehouse originally had castellated parapets and cross loops on the south elevation so the current roof and windows date probably from closure in 1869.

Source: Cadw Listings database
S Garfi 31/8/06

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