Shepton mallet prison 09/12/2022




HMP Shepton Mallet, sometimes known as Cornhill, is a former prison located in Shepton Mallet, England. It closed in 2013 and was the UK’s oldest operating prison. Before closure Shepton Mallet was a category C lifer which held 189 prisoners.


The prison was opened before 1625 and was expanded in 1790. Between the 1820s and 1830s a treadwill was installed for those sentenced to hard labour. In 1843 the number of cells was increased by adding a second storey to each wing. The prison was damaged during a fire in 1904. In 1930 the number of inmates had fallen and the prison was closed.


In 1939 the prison was reopened as a military prison after the second world war broke out. It was initially used by the British army but later by American forces who constructed a new execution block to hang condemned prisoners. It was also used for the storage of important historical documents including The Doomsday Book. It was returned to civilian use in 1966.


The Kray twins, Ronnie & Reggie, famous London Gangsters were held in Shepton Mallet in the early 1950s after they deserted the British Army.


Reported activity


There are reports of a white lady roaming the wings and quite often the sweet smell of perfume can be smelt. Whistles and footsteps have been heard. Cell doors slamming shut on their own. Shadow figures seen. Interaction with equipment.

What will you discover at this amazing location.



Shepton mallet prison

Frithfield lane

Shepton mallet



We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Hot drinks will be available.

We will not send papered tickets, You will receive a confirmation email of your booking and an email 24-48 hours before the event.


About the Night

Event 9pm-3am

On site parking

Free Hot drinks and light refreshments

Use of paranormal equipment (k2, emf, spirit box, oujia boards, table tipping and much more)

Free time


Information on parking will be set out in your event details email which is sent out 48hrs before the event



By booking this event you agree to terms and conditions on the website


Over 18’s only. Strictly no alcohol, drugs or pregnant women.


Deposits are non refundable or transferable. If deposit is selected final balance is due 2 weeks before the event. You will receive an invoice the week the final balance is due please check junk/spam. If final balance is not receieved you will lose your deposit and place. If you wish to pay sooner please contact us. Final balance £24pp.



•Although we research into the venues we book and have reports of paranormal activity. We cannot guarantee activity on the night.

Shepton Mallet Prison 09/12/2022

PriceFrom £25.00