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Town Gaol, Tregony, Cornwall

The Tregony Town Gaol was in existence in c.1782 and occupied a cottage-like building on Tregony Hill, Tregony, just below a row of almshouses.

The prison appears to have ceased operation by 1830. In 1835, it was recorded that the gaol consisted of an outer room, with two cells adjoining, and a larger boarded room above. There was no yard attached to it.

The building still exists.


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