Old Gaol

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  • Hexham Gaol was ordered to be built in June 1330, making it the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Prisons existed before this, but were generally adapted from buildings originally used for other purposes. A prison in the Middle Ages could be as simple as a set of stocks.

  • Old Gaol Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and Sunday, with temperatures peaking at 24°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the afternoon and evening.
     
    8
    -> 
    19
       52%  49%   5 mph
      4:50 am    9:22 pm
    Tuesday, May 23rd
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
    -> 
    18
       1%  30%   11 mph
      4:49 am    9:23 pm

    Wednesday, May 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    21
       0%  50%   10 mph
      4:47 am    9:25 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
    12
    -> 
    23
       0%  27%   2 mph
      4:46 am    9:27 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    24
       1%  4%   7 mph
      4:45 am    9:28 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    10
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    24
       0%  19%   9 mph
      4:44 am    9:30 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    11
    -> 
    20
       71%  64%   7 mph
      4:42 am    9:31 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    8
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    17
       14%  15%   10 mph
      4:41 am    9:32 pm

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