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Prison Annexe (Formerly the Governor's House)

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7615 / 53°45'41"N

Longitude: -2.6894 / 2°41'21"W

OS Eastings: 354647

OS Northings: 429683

OS Grid: SD546296

Mapcode National: GBR TCG.VZ

Mapcode Global: WH85M.NQJ6

Entry Name: Prison Annexe (Formerly the Governor's House)

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392165

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: St Matthew's

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston The Risen Lord

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/7/269 (East side)
27/09/79 Prison Annexe (formerly the
governor's house)


Prison governor's house, now annexe to prison. 1834, probably
by John Dewhurst. Large rock-faced sandstone blocks, slate
roof. Central block with side wings. Castellated Gothic style.
Three-storey 3-window entrance block with octagonal corner
turrets, heavy roll cornice on blocks in imitation of
machicolation, and embattled parapet with shield on central
upstand; square embattled porch with panelled door; transomed
one-light windows in the centre and cross-windows on each
side, all with deep chamfered reveals. Small single-storey
wing to left, with chamfered corner and one 2-light window;
2-storey wing to right with central archway now containing
window; both these wings altered but in similar style, with
embattled parapets. Forms group with Prison (q.v.) and Old
Sessions House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5464729683

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

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