British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Wandsworth Prison Gatehouse, Wandsworth

Description: Wandsworth Prison Gatehouse

Grade: II
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

Location: Heathfield Road, Wandsworth, Greater London SW18 3HR

Locality: Wandsworth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW18 3HR

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

Wandsworth Prison
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

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.