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IoE Number: 266490
Location: HER MAJESTYS PRISON AND PERIMETER WALL, CORN HILL (south side)
  SHEPTON MALLET, MENDIP, SOMERSET
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 21 September 1984
Date of last amendment: 21 September 1984
Grade II*

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ST6243SHEPTON MALLET CPCORN HILL (South side)7/92HM Prison and perimeter wall-

ST6243 SHEPTON MALLET CP CORN HILL (South side) 7/92 HM Prison and perimeter wall - - II* Prison. Originally built 1610, new buildings 1818-1819 by George Allen Underwood, major alterations 1830, 1843 and 1848 by Richard Carver. Render, rusticated to ground floor, slate hipped roof, wide eaves. Austere classical facade. 4-storeys, 3-bays, sashes with glazing bars in segmental headed stone architraves with emphasised keystones. Central doorway, plain stone surround with moulded cornice above, entrance now blocked. Plain stone band below first floor windows, moulded band above those to third floor. Massive ashlar gateway to right side having square head door opening with moulded jambs, cut stone brackets supporting cornice directly above, all set in larger elaborately moulded stone architrave with semi-circular head incorporating barred fanlight. Late C20 double doors. To left side 3-storey wing of 1-bay, blocked semi-circular headed archway to ground floor, narrow barred windows in plain stone architraves above. Further 4-storey wing of 3-bays to its left with similar fenestration. Rubble 8 metre high wall running to left and right sides along Gaol Lane and Frithfield Lane enclosing perimiter of prison compound. House of Correction until 1884 when it became the County Gaol.

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