Lincoln Georgian Prison.

This was built around 1812 within the castle grounds. Lincoln castle is a shell & mainly only the outside walls remain, so things have been built within. This prison & the present day Crown court. Lots of concerts & events are held in the grounds too. The prison is now a museum. There are some graves at the top of a mound , near the turret which was added in Victorian times, because that’s how they felt a castle should look! The graves are of people that were hanged. I think we counted 25 & the headstones just have a date & initials. This prison was obviously used prior to the new one being built Down the hill in Victorian times, which still houses prisoners today & ironically has the facade of a castle!
What a beautiful building, lovely capture of it.
posted August 13th, 2018  
Good shot. Interesting narrative
posted August 13th, 2018  
What a beautiful building. It doesn’t look like a prison on the outside!
posted August 13th, 2018  
There is one of the three remaining original Magna Cartas in the museum also.
posted August 13th, 2018  
Lovely miniature effect Carole. @phil_sandford is that the singed copy Phil,??
posted August 13th, 2018  
i don’t know whether that version has been on fire 😜😜

but it is one of the original copies signed by the barons and the king of England
posted August 13th, 2018  
Beautiful building.
posted August 13th, 2018  
Lovely place!
posted August 13th, 2018  
It does look more like a museum than a prison.
posted August 13th, 2018  
Wonderful looking building, a bit ashamed to say I didn't know what this was! Thanks for the interesting info.
posted August 13th, 2018  
Great pov, sense of scale
posted August 13th, 2018  
An interesting building and info
posted August 13th, 2018  
Looks immaculate. Interesting history too
posted August 13th, 2018  
Beautiful coloured brickwork
posted August 13th, 2018  
A wonderful building...such a history
posted August 14th, 2018  
I find court decisions for the killing of humans very disgusting even if the condemned person merits nothing less. But it was common up to a century ago (maybe more) There is a cemetery on the south side of Malta for hanged prisoners, too, but I have never been near to that till now.
posted August 14th, 2018  
A cool looking building :-)
posted August 14th, 2018  
An impressive building. I remember going inside when I was in Lincoln a couple of years ago.
posted August 16th, 2018  
Beautiful and wonderful color too! Are these in the town of Lincoln?
posted August 17th, 2018  
@gardenfolk yes they are. Lincoln is a city, though a small one & tends to be divided into what the locals call “ uphill” & “ downhill”. Uphill is where the cathedral quarter is & other historic things. You are also thought to be quite posh if you live uphill!
posted August 17th, 2018  
@paul10 Lincoln Castle mate. Worth a visit
posted August 17th, 2018  
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