Ancestry UK

Borough Gaol, Congleton, Cheshire

A new Borough Gaol was erected adjoining the Market Hall on Congleton High Street in 1804, replacing an earlier prison on the same site. There were four cells for the confinment of prisoners prior to commital. The upper room was used for magisterial and other purposes.

The prison closed in 1866.


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