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Her Majestys Prison Perimeter Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpur, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1403 / 52°8'25"N

Longitude: -0.4699 / 0°28'11"W

OS Eastings: 504808

OS Northings: 250215

OS Grid: TL048502

Mapcode National: GBR G1Z.VBC

Mapcode Global: VHFQ7.SGYL

Entry Name: Her Majestys Prison Perimeter Wall

Listing Date: 15 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413943

Location: Bedford, MK40

County: Bedford

Electoral Ward/Division: Harpur

Built-Up Area: Bedford

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bedford St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


HM Prison:
1/10002 Perimeter Wall

- II

Prison perimeter walls. 1848-9 by Thomas Smith. English bond red
brick, the round corners in header bond. Ballnose brick coping. Tall
walls, approximately rectangular on plan, on N-S axis with rounded
corners and entrance block and wings (qv) on south end. Round turrets
with large rusticated stone domed caps.
Note: Bedford Prison was built in 1801 to the designs of John Wing
(1756-1826). In 1848-9 it was extended, the perimeter walls and front
entrance (qv) were rebuilt and the flanking front wings (qv) added by
Thomas Smith, County Surveyor for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Source: HMP Bedford, Prison Handbook, and notes.

Listing NGR: TL0480850215

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