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Hm Prison Gatehouse Including Adjoining Building to North and South and the Perimeter Wall, Leicester

Description: Hm Prison Gatehouse Including Adjoining Building to North and South and the Perimeter Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 188835

OS Grid Reference: SK5881203674
OS Grid Coordinates: 458812, 303674
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6276, -1.1325

Location: 116 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE2 7AD

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Listing Text

(East Side)
H.M. Prison
Gatehouse including
adjoining building to
North and South and the
SK 5803 9/349 Perimeter Wall
1825-8 by William Parsons the County Surveyor. With addition of 1844-6
by M.J. Dain. Gatehouse of ashlar with castellated parapet on corbel
table and large circular castellated angle turrets with arrow loops moulded,
four-centred arch entrance in recess with moulded depressed arch and mock
portcullis. To right and left matching blocks of 1844-6. ashlar two storeys,
smaller circular turrets with battlements, Governor's House on left projects
with stone mullion/transom windows, stone chimneys with moulded cornices.
Behind is high unbroked perimeter wall of 1825-8, red brick, slightly
battered, circular buttress turrets at intervals and larger angle turrets,
stone caps and coping to turrets and walls. The following building within
the perimeter wall are not of sufficient quality for listing. Polygonal
beeplike tower of 1828 at centre, brick, castellated, with six-spoke wings,
some demolished. Circa 1846/7 large rectangular block with slate hipped
roof with two large hexagonal chimneys.

Listing NGR: SK5881203674

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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