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Description: Wandsworth Prison Gatehouse
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 207045
OS Grid Reference: TQ2679073940
OS Grid Coordinates: 526790, 173940
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4503, -0.1767
HEATHFIELD ROAD SW18
TQ 27SE 4/14
1849-51 by D R Hill. A 3-bay composition with Cyclopaean detailing and comprising
a low arched entrance bay flanked by twin windowed 3-storey towers. It is of pale
gault bricks with stone dressings.
The round-headed arch has a triple-stepped architrave interrupted by vermiculated
keystone and voussoirs. It is flanked by rusticated pylons rising to a cornice
and blocking course, the cornice modillioned above the arch.
Tne windows of the towers are round-headed, the architraves having impost blocks
and keystones. Each tower rises to a modillion cornice and blocking course.
The pylons flanking the centre bay are repeated at the outer angles of the towers.
Listing NGR: TQ2679073940
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Source: English Heritage
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