Beaumaris Gaol Anglesey Ghost Hunt
Beaumaris Gaol Ghost Hunts
Beaumaris Gaol, on Anglesey, is a disused jail built in the early 1800s. It housed up to 30 prisoners at a time, and as you can imagine, prisoners weren’t treated well before then, and punishments were severe.
Hangings even took place here, and the bodies of these tortured souls are still buried within the grounds, condemned to walk the corridors and cells in death, where they were incarcerated in life.
Be warned! Ghost hunting at this notoriously brutal and haunted gaol isn’t for the faint-hearted. Hundreds of reports have been of disembodied voices, shadow figures, and poltergeist activity; Beaumaris Gaol is a thrilling haunted venue ideal for ghost hunters of all experience levels.
Stepping foot inside this foreboding Victorian citadel of punishment, you’ll be amazed and certainly unnerved at just how original it is to when it was first built over 200 years ago. With punishment devices, solitary confinement, condemned cells, and whipping rooms, you’ll see first-hand just how brutal the conditions were for the prisoners of the time.
Ghost Hunts at Beaumaris Gaol can be a genuinely terrifying experience. Beaumaris gaol ghost hunts are an absolute must!
History Of Beaumaris Gaol
Beaumaris Gaol was built in 1829 and expanded upon in 1867. During the height of its occupation, it could hold 30 inmates, but due to its brutal reputation and improvements to the prison system, the jail was closed 11 years later.
Shortly after closing, the building became the local police station until the 1950s when it was opened as a children’s clinic, an odd choice for such a structure. It remained in use until 1974 when it reopened as the museum you see today.
The treatment of inmates was considerably inhumane compared to today’s medicine. Prisoners were chained, whipped, made to break rocks and spent days in dark isolation cells. The gaol was also one of the last working penal treadmills in Britain.
Inmates were forced to walk up steps set into two cast iron wheels, which drove a shaft that helped pump water throughout the prison. They would walk all day long, and any unfortunate soul that couldn’t remain to stand was severely punished.
Several inmates were condemned to death at the jail, but only two were on record as being hung there. One of those was William Griffith, in 1830, for the attempted murder of his ex-wife.
He refused to accept his sentence and barricaded himself in his cell on the morning of his execution. After a long struggle, the door was finally forced open, and he was chained up and dragged to the gallows, where he meant his end.
The second known hanging was that of Richard Rowlands in 1862. He was sentenced to death for the killing of his father-in-law. However, he pleaded his innocence right until the end.
Legend has it he put a curse on the nearby church clock from the gallows right before he was let loose. He foretold that as he was innocent, the four faces of the church clock would never show the correct time. To this day, they never have!
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