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FORMER GEELONG GAOL

Location

200-202 MYERS STREET GEELONG, GREATER GEELONG CITY

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H0991

Heritage Overlay Number

HO143

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

AMENDMENT OF REGISTER OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS Historic Building No. 991 Former HM Prison Myers Street, Geelong (To the extent of: 1. all the buildings known as HM Prison, ... more

Statement of Significance

The completion of the Geelong Gaol in 1864 reflects an important phase of prison constructed in Victoria. Between 1857 and 1864 a remarkable period of building activity saw eight prisons constructed on Pentonville principles in metropolitan and regional areas. The Geelong Gaol is an essentially intact example of a building type. The sequence of alterations, however, are historically important in representing the changing requirements of prison design and ... more

Year Construction Started 1857
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Academic Classical
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY

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