Post Medieval Gaol on Broad Street, Long Compton

Description of this historic site

A Post Medieval gaol or prison, built of stone in the late 17th century. It is now a private house but retains some of the original features. It was situated on the south side of Broad Street.

Notes about this historic site

1 A late 17th century stone-built building with tiled roof, now a private dwelling. The single cell on the E end of the building has a barred window and the original peep-hole for observation of the cell from the next door room. There is also a hole cut in the thick oak door with bars covering the aperture.
2 During a watching brief the door was observed inside a garage. It is reported as having a square cut hole at head height, in which was attached the remains of a few vertical iron bars.

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