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Wandsworth Prison Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wandsworth Common, London

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Latitude: 51.4503 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: -0.1767 / 0°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 526794

OS Northings: 173948

OS Grid: TQ267739

Mapcode National: GBR D7.85C

Mapcode Global: VHGR4.WTG1

Entry Name: Wandsworth Prison Gatehouse

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184184

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207045

Location: Wandsworth, London, SW18

County: London

District: Wandsworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Wandsworth Common

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wandsworth Common St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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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: TQ2679473948

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