Tyne and Wear HER(11343): Newcastle, Newcastle Gaol, execution site - Details
Newcastle, Newcastle Gaol, execution site
After 1844 the gaol took over from the Town Moor as the execution site for Newcastle. Public executions were carried out at the gaol until 1863 when George Vass was hung from the top of the prison wall. After 1863 executions were in private.
'Prison Newcastle' a poster by Jon Welsh; Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 5