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The Rotunda at Maidstone Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2784 / 51°16'42"N

Longitude: 0.5239 / 0°31'25"E

OS Eastings: 576126

OS Northings: 156279

OS Grid: TQ761562

Mapcode National: GBR PR1.THJ

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.1499

Entry Name: The Rotunda at Maidstone Prison

Listing Date: 26 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273893

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173251

Location: Maidstone, Kent, ME14

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Town: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: North

Built-Up Area: Maidstone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(South-East Side)
The Rotunda at
Maidstone Prison
TQ 7656 SW 5/179C 26.7.73.
Built between 1809 and 1811 by Daniel Alexander. This is the only remaining
Turnkey's House, of 4. Originally the building was attached to buildings on
all 4 sides for reasons of security. It is now all one floor with basement
but appears originally to have been 3 storeys and basement. Built of Kentish
ragstone. Slate roof with wide moulded eaves cornice. Stringcourse from 1st
floor to ground floor. Circular in shape but the 2 lover floors splay out on
all 4 aides and were originally attached to other buildings. The 2nd floor
windows are blank sashes. The 1st floot has 2 round-headed windows on each
elevation. The ground floor has fixed windows set in segmental openings with
cast iron columns. Attached to Theatre block on ground floor. Domed interior.

All the listed buildings at Maidstone Prison form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7612656279

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