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Dec 6, 2013

Shocking hospitality for wreck survivor

The last man hanged at Ruthin courthouse is thought to be an Irish priest who survived shipwreck off Pembrokeshire in 1678 while ...

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Posted by: Rhodri

travelling home from the Continent. He crossed Wales in search of a ship to take him to Ireland but was arrested and later executed for being a Catholic priest. Part of the gallows where convicts were hanged can still be seen at the old courthouse, built c.1421 and now the local branch of NatWest bank. For more information, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the windows. Or click here