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Description: The Roundhouse at Maidstone Prison
Date Listed: 26 July 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 173249
OS Grid Reference: TQ7607256338
OS Grid Coordinates: 576072, 156338
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2790, 0.5231
The Roundhouse at
TQ 7656 SW 5/179A 26.7.73
Built 18O9-1811 by Daniel Alexander. The lower floors originally formed the
Keeper's House and there was a chapel on the top floor so arranged that the
inmates could see the Prison chaplain without being able to see any fellow
prisoners. A circular building. 4 storeys and basement the ground floor rusticated.
Slate roof with clock. 8 windows in all. These are modified Venetian windows
on the 1st and 2nd floors and 3-light lunettes on the 3rd floor. Moulded eaves
cornice and a further cornice between 3rd and 4th floors. Stone stringcourse
between ground and 1st floors. The ground floor has 3 light windows set in
segmental arches with keystones. Glazing bars intact to ground and lst floors.
The main entrance is set in a rusticated stone gabled porch with slate roof
and a round-headed doorcase with stone voussoirs and keystone. 1 round-headed
window on each side of the porch. Steps to street. Circular cast iron staircase
All the listed buildings at Maidstone Prison form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ7607256338
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Source: English Heritage
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