Powys Digital History Project

Archive documents on view
Crime and punishment 

  The fascinating contemporary records from the Powys County Archives shown on these pages tell us a great deal about crimes and the often very ruthless ways in which offendors were dealt with by the authorities in the counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire in earlier times.
  The pillory Transportation 
  Public whippings Bastardy
  Treatment of women Profanity
  Prison conditions Prison escapes
  Death sentence Police records
  Licensing laws The town lock-up