Site of Post Medieval Gaol to SW of Church

Description of this historic site

The site of a Post Medieval prison or gaol. It was situated 200m south west of the church at Willoughby.

Notes about this historic site

1 There was, reports say, a public gaol, near the church and adjoining the farm, part of the foundation of which was discovered, many years since, by some labourers digging gravel. It is now called the Gaol Close.
3 The name Gaol Close no longer exists and when local inhabitants were queried, various locations near the church were suggested. Reference 4 shows a gravel pit at the above grid reference and this would seem the most likely location for Gaol Close.
4 Gravel pit marked.

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