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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1274903
English Heritage Legacy ID: 413943
Location: Bedford, MK40
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
TL 0450 DAME ALICE STREET
1/10002 Perimeter Wall
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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