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Hm Prison Gatehouse Including Adjoining Building to North and South and the Perimeter Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6277 / 52°37'39"N

Longitude: -1.1325 / 1°7'57"W

OS Eastings: 458812

OS Northings: 303674

OS Grid: SK588036

Mapcode National: GBR FGM.YY

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K6XX

Entry Name: Hm Prison Gatehouse Including Adjoining Building to North and South and the Perimeter Wall

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188835

Location: Leicester, LE2

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester Holy Trinity with St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

(East Side)
H.M. Prison
Gatehouse including
adjoining building to
North and South and the
SK 5803 9/349 Perimeter Wall
1825-8 by William Parsons the County Surveyor. With addition of 1844-6
by M.J. Dain. Gatehouse of ashlar with castellated parapet on corbel
table and large circular castellated angle turrets with arrow loops moulded,
four-centred arch entrance in recess with moulded depressed arch and mock
portcullis. To right and left matching blocks of 1844-6. ashlar two storeys,
smaller circular turrets with battlements, Governor's House on left projects
with stone mullion/transom windows, stone chimneys with moulded cornices.
Behind is high unbroked perimeter wall of 1825-8, red brick, slightly
battered, circular buttress turrets at intervals and larger angle turrets,
stone caps and coping to turrets and walls. The following building within
the perimeter wall are not of sufficient quality for listing. Polygonal
beeplike tower of 1828 at centre, brick, castellated, with six-spoke wings,
some demolished. Circa 1846/7 large rectangular block with slate hipped
roof with two large hexagonal chimneys.

Listing NGR: SK5881203674

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