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Hanging Shed Bodmin Goal

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Bodmin Gaol, the former County Prison, originally was built in 1777 and replaced the old Debtor's Prison. The Gaol as it is seen today was largely rebuilt in the 1840's and again in the 1850's each time increasing in size as the population grew. The execution shed would have been used from the time that hanging moved inside the goal from the mid 19th century. The last hanging took place in 1909.

28th Sep 2007 by Diane Earl

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