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The Roundhouse at Maidstone Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.279 / 51°16'44"N

Longitude: 0.5231 / 0°31'23"E

OS Eastings: 576072

OS Northings: 156338

OS Grid: TQ760563

Mapcode National: GBR PR1.M34

Mapcode Global: VHJMF.03XW

Entry Name: The Roundhouse at Maidstone Prison

Listing Date: 26 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173249

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

BOXLEY ROAD
1.
5278
(South-East Side)
The Roundhouse at
Maidstone Prison
TQ 7656 SW 5/179A 26.7.73
II GV

2.
Built 18O9-1811 by Daniel Alexander. The lower floors originally formed the
Keeper's House and there was a chapel on the top floor so arranged that the
inmates could see the Prison chaplain without being able to see any fellow
prisoners. A circular building. 4 storeys and basement the ground floor rusticated.
Slate roof with clock. 8 windows in all. These are modified Venetian windows
on the 1st and 2nd floors and 3-light lunettes on the 3rd floor. Moulded eaves
cornice and a further cornice between 3rd and 4th floors. Stone stringcourse
between ground and 1st floors. The ground floor has 3 light windows set in
segmental arches with keystones. Glazing bars intact to ground and lst floors.
The main entrance is set in a rusticated stone gabled porch with slate roof
and a round-headed doorcase with stone voussoirs and keystone. 1 round-headed
window on each side of the porch. Steps to street. Circular cast iron staircase
inside.

All the listed buildings at Maidstone Prison form a group.


Listing NGR: TQ7607256338

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