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Ghost Hunt of Shepton Mallet Prison

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HMP Shepton Mallet

Frithfield Lane

Shepton Mallet

BA4 5LU

United Kingdom

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One of the last opportunities to investigate this ancient prison before it closes for good!

Built in 1610, this grade II listed prison offers over 400 years of dark history making Cornhill the oldest jail in the country. In the 1600, the former house of correction would have offered very little in the way of sanitation which would have led to the spread of Smallpox as well as other deadly diseases. Once these diseases took hold, many would have died a painful death and due to the infections and the worry of further spread, many would have been buried around the prison yard in unmarked graves.

Moving forward in history, your jail time would have not got any easier in fact conditions were said to be at its most brutal. In 1823, inmates would have been subject to hard labour in the form of a Treadwheel. Time at the Treadwell was gruelling as men would be made to tread the wheel for countless hours taking them to breaking point.
Cornhill was used as the main site for executions in the county of Somerset between the years of 1889 and 1926 and although the exact number of deaths by this method is unknown, it is thought that countless men and women lost their lives. In asociation with Southern Ghost Society this is a join investigation to document this huge location.

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HMP Shepton Mallet

Frithfield Lane

Shepton Mallet

BA4 5LU

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