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Sat, 12 Feb



Buckingham Old Gaol Ghost Hunt - Buckingham

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Buckingham Old Gaol Ghost Hunt - Buckingham
Buckingham Old Gaol Ghost Hunt - Buckingham

Time & Location

12 Feb 2022, 21:00 – 13 Feb 2022, 02:00

Buckingham, Market Hill, Buckingham MK18 1JX, UK

About the event

HISTORY OF THE GAOL. The  Old Gaol was built in 1748  for Richard Grenville Temple, Lord Viscount  of Cobham.  (Sir ) George Gilbert Scott, born in Gawcott, added Cells  and  a Gaoler’s house in 1839.  Prisoners were incarcerated in damp  cells with no heating, lights or toilets and fed  with bread, water,  soup, and gruel, with meat on high days, only. They exercised in the  roofless yard and  spent hard times in the punishment cell for  misdemeanours.  People died in the gaol, others prisoner escaped  over the wall and another walked out when the gaoler went home and  forgot to lock the  door.  It is  said to be haunted and paranormal  investigators are regular visitors.  The building has been a police  station, a fire station, an air-raid shelter and an ammunition store.   In 1984, after several threats of  demolition, the building was bought  for a song  by a charitable trust and saved for the town.

ACCESS ALL AREAS. Welcome to  272 years of  dank, dark, despairing prison life in what  was, originally,  Buckingham's Castle Gaol.

Explore  the cells that housed murderers, counterfeiters, poachers and thieves.  Find out who attempted risky escapes, and who didn’t survive to tell the  tale.


PARKING. There is limited car parking spaces next to the Gaol, and some on street parking.

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