Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Barmouth Roundhouse Jail



Barmouth Roundhouse is a stone building under a slate roof, it was erected in 1834 as a jail for petty offenders and drunkards. It has two sections one for male and one for female.  I came across this photo for J in this week's ABC Wednesday post whilst planning the next post for my Travel Tales blog, which I hope to publish later this week. I will share photos of Barmouth,Wales including the Roundhouse, so do call by if you are interested.


ABC Wednesday

28 comments:

  1. It is so cute and so well made. It has stood the test of time so well

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  2. That is a great looking round stone house.

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  3. A round jail with 2 sections is fascinating. Perfect photo for the letter J.

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  4. No place to stand off in the corner? Not sure I'd like THAT!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. I LOVE IT!!! really I do... so cute. who knew a jail house could be cute??
    hope you have inside photos...

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  6. ..it's actually quite a good looking jail for an overnighter ...good to see you blogging again LindyLou

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  7. Wow - one section for males and one for females - no plumbing, I assume?

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  8. As soon as I saw this round building, I thought this must be somewhere in Britain! Great picture and good choice for J!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  9. Funny, I like, I never thought that could be a prison!
    Saludos!

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  10. I wouldn't want to be locked up there but it's charming if I forget it was a jail. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  11. No hiding in the corner in this jail!!

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  12. I couldn't imagine being locked up in there could you? It's a great looking building though. Could be used for a few different things I would think!!

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  13. What a neat building...I would love to know why it's round. There had to have been a purpose.

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  14. Such an interesting little building! I'll be sure to read your post that expands more on it and the area. :-)

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  15. Very interesting little building! Would not be much fun to be in jail though in this... much too dark. Will check in on your travel blog. Are you living in Wales??

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  16. Doesn't look very much like Jail but I prefer commenting than being in one :)

    PhenoMenon, ABCW
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2013/09/jefferey-archer/

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  17. Beautiful picture you show that a small prison. Always exciting to see pictures from other countries. Wish you a good Wednesday :) Hanne Bente

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  18. Beautiful picture you show that a small prison. Always exciting to see pictures from other countries. Wish you a good Wednesday :) Hanne Bente

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  19. Reckon I would go stir crazy in there!

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  20. That is a good entry for 'J'.
    I liked Roger's comment.

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  21. Well I guess if you have to go to jail, might as well be an attractive one

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  22. interesting shape for a jail! I love the texture of the stones. still, I wouldn't want to spend the night there! great idea for 'j'!

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  23. oh, Lindy, I just noticed your husband's photo and your dedication to him! I am so sorry for your loss.

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  24. Yikes, that would sober a person up real quick don't you think!

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  25. I love old jails, I make sure I visit every time I spot one around in my travels.

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  26. I'm so sorry to read about your husband.. :( Only now I saw.. RIP!

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  27. Surprise...I have returned!!! I feel like I have been in that roundhouse jail for the last four months WITHOUT a laptop. Finally a bit the bullet and bought me a new one. It is good to be back. Hope you are well. My condolences over the loss of your husband. It is so sad to lose our loved ones. You have my love. Take care. genie

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  28. Oh wow......there's one I wouldn't want to be tossed into, no matter how cute it is in the photo. Can you imagine half that space for a day, in the blazing sun....with just that wee little slot letting in the sunlight?
    PASS!!!

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