NSCRP promotes the importance of local railways in improving mobility and sustainable travel, community cohesion and wellbeing, and social and economic development.

Things to see and do

Penkridge Heritage Centre, The Old Gaol & Stocks

An image of the old stocks at Penkridge Old Gaol.

Penkridge Heritage Centre is a 10-minute walk from Penkridge station.

The Penkridge Heritage Centre began life as an 18th Century barn and was later converted to a gaol. It is situated on the junction of Bell Brook and Market Place, across the road from the old Constable’s Cottage and directly behind the village stocks. There have been stocks in the village for around 500 years, conveniently placed beside Bell Brook for the easy disposal of rubbish thrown at local miscreants. The Penkridge Civic Society refurbished the gaol in 2000 and the Heritage Centre now offers a reconstructed 18th century prison cell, displays about the building itself, an annual themed exhibition about Penkridge, the surrounding area and its past, and is a centre for courses in local history. 

Do you know of any great destinations nearby?

Please let us know of any other visitor attractions that you think we should add to our website. They should be within easy walking or cycling distance of one of our stations.