Gate-house, Stafford Gaol,

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Date:1869 - 1871 (c.)

Description:The gate-house stood on Gaol Road and contained the reception ward and a room for the warders. The roof of the gate-house was used as the place of execution until 1817, when new gallows were built on a cart and brought out before the gate-house when required.

The lower outer wall was to prevent ladders being placed at the foot of the inner wall, whose ornate top layer of brickwork was loose, designed to collapse should anyone try to climb over.

The gate-house was demolished in 1952 in order to widen Gaol Road.

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Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P82.54.32, img: 120 (8/682)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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