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Cells, Former House of Detention, Kingsway College Clerkenwell Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5248 / 51°31'29"N

Longitude: -0.1065 / 0°6'23"W

OS Eastings: 531459

OS Northings: 182348

OS Grid: TQ314823

Mapcode National: GBR N7.7L

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3YK0

Entry Name: Cells, Former House of Detention, Kingsway College Clerkenwell Close

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369332

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/73/755 (North side)
Cells, former House of Detention,
Kingsway College Clerkenwell Centre


Group of cells. South-west of the former Hugh Myddelton
Schools, originally part of the male corridor of the Middlesex
House of Detention. 1845-7. By William Moseley. Brick laid in
English bond, shallow-arched ceiling of brick, partly carried
on cast-iron columns and wrought-iron beams with cross braces;
stone floor; five bays of unequal width; seven cells to the
north, three to the south, most with flat-arched entrances.
These cells relate to the rest of the surviving prison,
included as part of former House of Detention, below Kingsway
College Clerkenwell Centre (q.v.)
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3145982348

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

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