The Old Gaol Cells
Stories of Lynn is home to The Old Gaol House, which was where, for over 400 years, Lynn’s most notorious citizens were imprisoned.
The Old Gaol House began as a medieval prison with just four cells, then became a House of Correction, or Bridewell, housing petty criminals and debtors.
At its peak as a Victorian gaol, it held up to 50 prisoners. When the gaol closed, the building became a police lockup, and was in use as recently as the 1950s.