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The Shambles and Old Prison Cells, Bewdley

Description: The Shambles and Old Prison Cells

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 156796

OS Grid Reference: SO7867875294
OS Grid Coordinates: 378678, 275294
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3753, -2.3146

Location: B4190, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2AS

Locality: Bewdley
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY12 2AS

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Listing Text

SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP LOAD STREET (south side)

13/151 The Shambles and old
prison cells
2.10.75 (formerly listed as Old Prison
Cells at rear of The Town Hall)


Market building and prison cells, now part of Bewdley Museum. 1783 with
some late C20 restoration. Brick with tile roofs. Two parallel ranges
running back (south-east) from Town Hall (qv) with 14 bays to the north
range, 15 to the south. Bays open to front with segmental arches on square
brick piers, south-east closed by a single arch with blank wall at back.
Attached at south corner are three prison cells; two facing north-west have
rusticated ashlar surrounds, fanlights with wrought iron infill and studded
boarded doors with strap hinges. (Hereford and Worcester Record Office, BA
2432, box 3, no 49b).

Listing NGR: SO7867875294

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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