Shropshire

HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, is put up for sale

Shrewsbury Prison
Image caption HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, was shut by the Ministry of Justice last March

A former prison in Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, is up for sale.

HMP Shrewsbury, also known as the Dana, was one of a number of prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice last March in a bid to save about £63m a year.

Bids from private companies are being invited.

John Yates, from English Heritage, said a list of historic buildings had been revised to show how potential developers could adapt the Grade II listed building.

He said it could become flats or a hotel.

"We can expect the prison to find an imaginative and, we hope, useful new purpose", he said.

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