1846 – Old County Gaol, Wexford, Co. Wexford

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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.

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