Chapel, Stafford Gaol,

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Date:1869 - 1871 (c.)

Description:The chapel was built in 1852, during a period of alteration and expansion within the prison structure. The new chapel was situated behind the women's gaol; a gallery at the southern end was designed to accommodate female inmates, so they could not be seen by the male prisoners. This gallery was accessed by a bridge linked to the women's gaol, seen on the right hand side of the photograph.

Next to the chapel was a burial ground for the internment of those executed.

The chapel was demolished in 1952 due to subsidence.

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Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P82.54.26, img: 114 (8/676)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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