History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Roundhouse at Maidstone Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Maidstone, Kent

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

(South-East Side)
The Roundhouse at
Maidstone Prison
TQ 7656 SW 5/179A 26.7.73

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

All the listed buildings at Maidstone Prison form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ7607256338

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.