Saturday, 10 May 2014

Stockport Dungeon

1a Mealhouse Brow consists of a single-storey range towards the Market Place and the adjacent basement and lower basement of No. 8 Market Place.

The upper rooms of this part were used for meetings of the town's manorial court leet, and incorporates two small chambers used as lock-ups.

The lower basement incorporates two separate chambers used for confinement until 1790 when a new prison was built.

The dungeon is occasionally open for visits courtesy of the Stockport Heritage Trust.

A fuller streetscape view can be seen on Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.


  1. lovely contribution to the b&w theme!
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  2. Excellent shot!

    A place with a former lock up. Quite appealing, oddly.

  3. Fascinating! I love all that ironwork.

  4. Really interesting, I will go and check then out- looks good in b&w.Do we know what the June CDP theme day is yet Gerald?