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Inside the prison


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Bodmin Gaol was built for King George III in 1779. The building you see today was built by the prisoners who brought the 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin`s “Cuckoo Quarry”. During the First World War the Gaol held state papers and the Doomsday book. Fifty-five executions took place at Bodmin, the last one being in 1909. The prison closed finally in 1922.

27th Sep 2007

Citizenship, Geography, History

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Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

crime, punishment, execution, hanging, jail, gaol, bodmin, prison

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