Buckingham Old Gaol (Buckinghamshire) Ghost Hunt
8.30pm - 2am. · Tickets £40 per person
Buckingham Old Gaol located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott.
Following an Act of Parliament on 30 June 1747 (known as Lord Cobham's Act), the original prison building was erected in 1748. The bulk of funding was from Richard Temple, fourth baronet of Stowe (1675-1749), who had been previously MP for Buckingham. It was built in the Gothic style. One of the prisoners jailed here was the prize fighter Simon Byrne. He was tried at the Buckingham Assizes in 1830 for the manslaughter of another prize fighter, Alexander M'Kay.
The rounded front of the building was added in 1839, designed by George Gilbert Scott, a local architect. This provided accommodation for the gaoler and became known as the Keeper's Lodge. For around 60 years, the Old Gaol acted as the police station for Buckingham, until a new police station was built a short distance away on Moreton Road. In 1891 it became a fire station, and the C Company of the 1st Bucks Rifles rented part of the building for their armoury from 1892 until 1926. In 1907, public toilets were installed.
In the 1950s, it became an antiques shop and café. In 1974, the Aylesbury Vale District Council took over responsibility for the building. Buckingham Heritage Trust was formed in 1985 to save the building and it opened as a museum in 1993.
One not to be missed
Could you spend time in the cells alone....in the dark? Join us and find out!
Buckingham Gaol Ghost Hunt, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Time: 8.30pm until 2.00am
Tickets: £40 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available
Includes a tea/coffee refreshments
Experience a night of ghost hunting at Buckingham Old Gaol with Ghost Hunt Events. 8.30pm - 2am. Tickets £40 per person.
Participate in Séances, Vigils, EVP Experiments, Ouija boards, Automatic writing, table rapping and much more with our Mediums & Paranormal Investigators and get to use our ghost hunting equipment.
This location is available for private bookings, see Group Events for more information and pricing.
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