Events > Shepton Mallet Prison
|When: July 06, 2019 from 8:30PM to July 07, 2019 2:30AM|
|Tickets Available: 21|
Join us at Shepton Mallet Prison
HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a
prison located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England. It is the United Kingdom’s
oldest operating prison. Shepton Mallet is a Category C Lifer Prison and holds
182 prisoners. The prison is a grade II* listed building.
The prison was first opened as a civilian jail from 1610 to 1930. During this time a total of 7 judicial executions took place within its walls between 1889 and 1926.
The prison was opened before 1625 but was already in poor repair by the end of the First English Civil War in 1646. It was expanded in 1790 but conditions were again criticised in a report of 1822 and further building work was undertaken in the 1820s and 1830s. This included the installation of a treadwheel for those sentenced to hard labour. In 1843 the number of cells was increased by adding a second storey to each wing. The prison was damaged during a fire in 1904. In 1930 the number of inmates had fallen and the prison was closed.
Following the outbreak of the Second World War the prison was reopened as a military prison. It was initially used by the British Army and later by American forces who constructed a new execution block to hang condemned prisoners. It was also used for the storage of important historical documents from the Public Record Office in London, including Domesday Book. Following the war the prison continued as a military glasshouse until it was returned to civilian use in 1966.
Before its closure the Category C Lifer Prison incarcerated the most hardened and dangerous criminals including the notorious Kray Twins in the 1950’s. It has seen deaths, hangings and many gruesome events.
Your ghost hunt at Shepton Mallet includes:
• Tour of the venue
• Vigils throughout the location working in small groups
• Spirit board experiments
• Use of ghost hunting equipment including Dowsing Rods & EMF Meters
• Refreshments throughout
Join Essex Ghost Hunters as we venture around the Shepton Mallet Prison in search of the ghosts that haunt this venue.
We run ghost hunting events across Essex and the surrounding counties. Our aim is to provide a great experience, showing how spirits can communicate with us, learning their stories and having an enjoyable time. We charge a minimum and only aim to cover costs and services. Your experience you have and your company will be truly valued by us.
You will be joining an experienced team with at least two mediums, who rarely get information incorrect. Every ghost hunt starts with the history of the location and the group is then split into teams, you will have the chance to participate in activities like; Séances, Vigils, EVP experiments and use our equipment; K2 EMF meters, ghost communicators, Dowsing rods, thermometer readers, Pendulums.
Please note that all attendees are required to be over the age of 18. See the Event Terms and Conditions.
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