Built in 1864, the DON JAIL has become the administration centre for a brand new hospital – Bridgepoint Health. On the ground floor, the rotunda with its skylight and recently uncovered glass floor, is the highlight.
On the second level, walkways are held up by wrought-iron gargoyles (dragons and snakes). A group of cells and the gallows have been retained in their original state in the basement.
<PHOTOS – “Father Time” peering down over the front entranceway which had been closed for more than 30 years; and the rotunda with its skylight, soon to become a public gallery and a place for lectures, community and hospital events.>