Gloucester Prison is up for sale

The historic listed buildings of Gloucester Prison are up for sale, with planning permission granted for a huge range of contemporary one, two and three-bedroom homes.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published

Grade II listed Gloucester Prison is up for sale, with planning permission granted for a development of more than 150 homes, each with parking spaces, and a community area with a cafe.

The current owners, property developers City & Country, are putting the feelers out for a new owner for the historic Georgian site, which includes the listed former main prison building, along with the listed former debtors' prison, governor’s house and outer gatehouse — all to be converted into residential use.

The Georgian prison, which was first built in 1792 and has had planning permission in place since 2018, is currently being used as an events venue and film location. With events such as alternative craft markets and quirky conferences, guided tours led by current and former HMP officers and organised 'ghost hunts'.

The prison, which at one point housed 320 inmates, was decommissioned in 2013 and is widely regarded as one of the most haunted prisons in the UK.

Interested parties are invited to contact City & Country for more details on the sale.

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