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Description: Octagonal Central Office Building at Her Majesty's Prison
Date Listed: 27 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 204309
OS Grid Reference: TQ3036874198
OS Grid Coordinates: 530368, 174198
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4518, -0.1252
JEBB AVENUE SW2
1. (south side)
Octagonal central office
TQ 3074 22/485 building at HM Prison
Circa 1820 small 2-storey octagonal building in dull red brick. Low-pitched
slated roof with rebuilt central octagonal chimney. On north face a square
clock tower with low pyramidal roof and bracketed eaves. Later stock brick
buttreses at alternate angles. Sash windows with glazing bars in stucco-lined
reveals under segmental arches of bricks on end. This was the former governor's
house from whose windows could be seen prisoners working the treadmills which
were first used in Brixton prison. The treadmill buildings have been replaced
by a one-storey pentice all around the building. Included mainly for historical
Listing NGR: TQ3036874198
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Source: English Heritage
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