History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Shambles and Old Prison Cells

A Grade II Listed Building in Bewdley, Worcestershire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 52.3753 / 52°22'30"N

Longitude: -2.3146 / 2°18'52"W

OS Eastings: 378678

OS Northings: 275294

OS Grid: SO786752

Mapcode National: GBR 0BK.3LZ

Mapcode Global: VH91S.TKQG

Entry Name: The Shambles and Old Prison Cells

Listing Date: 2 October 1975

Last Amended: 27 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348276

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156796

Location: Bewdley, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY12

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Bewdley

Built-Up Area: Bewdley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Ribbesford with Bewdley and Dowles etc

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

Find accommodation in

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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.