Friday, 6 April 2018

Gloucester Prison Visit

Let us out!

Friday 6th April and 10 BPC Members make their first visit to Gloucester Prison. The building was decommissioned in 2013 and currently is a unique and amazing visitor attraction just a stone's throw away from Gloucester Quays.

If you haven't visited the site yet you don't have much time left as plans to develop the whole site into housing have been approved.

The modern buildings will be demolished and the listed buildings will be converted to modern apartment homes. Yes folks, housing, as if they couldn't find anywhere else to build! 

The prison was built on top of a Norman Stronghold and the original building dates back to 1792. It has housed over 300 inmates at any time of all ages and women, as well as men, were housed there until 1921. There are over 100 unmarked graves underneath the prison.