1846 – Old County Gaol, Wexford, Co. Wexford


The most striking element of the Old County Gaol is the curiously flat almost cardboard cut outcut-like entrance constructed in 1846. It is built of random squared rubble red sandstone and capped by a cut-granite battlemented parapet. Behind the gatehouse is a five-bay three-storey over basement gaol, established in 1812, and behind this is a nine-bay three-storey prison block of the same date. Burned in 1922 but later renovated to accommodate a courthouse and later Wexford County Hall.

Latest News

December 1, 2016: Annual Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland
December 1, 2016: New UAHS book on Young & MacKenzie
November 17, 2016: Winners of the 2016 Wood Awards Ireland are announced

Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com