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Octagonal Central Office Building at Her Majesty's Prison

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.4518 / 51°27'6"N

Longitude: -0.1252 / 0°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 530368

OS Northings: 174198

OS Grid: TQ303741

Mapcode National: GBR FX.93R

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.SR5Y

Entry Name: Octagonal Central Office Building at Her Majesty's Prison

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204309

Location: Lambeth, London, SW2

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Brixton Hill

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clapham Park All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1. (south side)

Octagonal central office
TQ 3074 22/485 building at HM Prison


Circa 1820 small 2-storey octagonal building in dull red brick. Low-pitched
slated roof with rebuilt central octagonal chimney. On north face a square
clock tower with low pyramidal roof and bracketed eaves. Later stock brick
buttreses at alternate angles. Sash windows with glazing bars in stucco-lined
reveals under segmental arches of bricks on end. This was the former governor's
house from whose windows could be seen prisoners working the treadmills which
were first used in Brixton prison. The treadmill buildings have been replaced
by a one-storey pentice all around the building. Included mainly for historical

Listing NGR: TQ3036874198

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

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