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Derby Gaol

Derby Gaol Paranormal Investigation

Tickets only £45 for 2 locations! Deposit option available. Join the PTTP team as we head to a new location with a dark past!

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Derby Gaol Paranormal Investigation

Time & Location

13 Aug 2021, 20:30 – 14 Aug 2021, 02:00

Derby Gaol, Agard St, Derby DE1 1DZ, UK

About The Event

Delve into the history of Derby Gaol (Jail) and there is little wonder as to why this location has claimed the crown for the most haunted building in Derby! 

The Gaol that exists today was constructed from many of the original materials used from the original Derby Gaol that was constructed after an act of parliament in the early 1500’s to house local criminals –  from mere petty crime to brutal murders. The original jail was eventually decommissioned and the new Derby Jail built in 1756 after the old site was sanctioned as unclean and of poor living conditions. However the new gaol was hardly 5 star by comparison! Built to house up to 23 inmates, it soon became a place of overcrowding and poor sanitation, Gaol fever ran rife throughout and death was a common occurance inside the gaol walls. It wasn’t until 1787 that it was deemed unacceptable and a law was enforced that all Gaol cells should be lime-washed and cleaned once a year!

The site of the current gaol was stragically placed in the “execution quarter” of Derby. It was perfectly normal for prisoners to meet their fate at the Gallows. In 1752, close to the time that Derby Gaol was opened, the law h