Drunkenness, vagrancy and petty theft were as common in Gloucestershire as anywhere else, and the county had no less than five bridewells by the 1780s.
Bridewells were not pleasant places, and they were not even run efficiently.
The sellers were Westrock Partnership,3.3 acres for $818,000 ($5.70 per SF); and the estate of Billy Bridewell
, 1.6 acres for $359,000 ($5.15 per SF).
IF YOU'RE going to end up in the cells, you'll want them to be those at the Liverpool One Bridewell.
Yes, the Liverpool One Bridewell is certainly a Pub of Distinction.
Guests will be able to spend a night in the cells for all the right reasons as the former Bridewell prison on Cheapside becomes the first hotel by staycentral.com - a new Liverpoolbased hotel chain.
He said: "Having Bridewell as the first staycentral.com hotel is very exciting indeed.
It's 40 years this year since a small group of artists first rented what was then a derelict police station and set up the Bridewell Studios.
Among the artists who have called the Bridewell home over the years are the late Adrian Henri and Maurice Cockrill, along with sculptor Stephen Broadbent and Ian McKeever.
A FREE evening of short animated films takes place at the Bridewell Gallery in Kensington tonight.
The Bridewell Gallery is at 101 Prescot Street and the free film evening starts at 7.30pm.
FOR more than 30 years the old Bridewell
police station on Prescot Street has been used as artists' studios, run as a non-profitmaking co-operative.