One of a pair of baroque shops (the other being Lady's Lodge which is joined via an arched walkway), the Round House (built 1959; listed Grade II 1971) is of particular significance to Prisoner fans as it provided the exterior to the Prisoner's residence throughout the series.
Today it is a shop selling Prisoner memorabilia.
|The Round House.|
|The Round House from above. I have added some green 1 × 1 plates to the roof to simulate the many years of moss.|
|The Round House is adorned by an ornamental bell.|
|The side door to the Round House, with a Prisoner-esque sign.|
The Prisoner shop sells hats and caps, umbrellas, lava lamps, DVDs and videos, books and jackets. It also has an Internet terminal so that fans can catch up on the latest Prisoner news.
During filming of the series in 1966, the entrance on the Battery Square side of the building was through French doors. The studio set had no doors on the corresponding interior wall, so large candy-striped screens were errected on location to disguise the them.
In 1983 the building became a Prisoner memorabilia shop. At this time the Battery Square side had a bay display window (which had been installed in 1969). The building was refurbished in 1999 and the bay window was replaced once again with French doors.
I elected to model the French door configuration as that is how the building is just now and how it was during The Prisoner.
|The model on location.|
(excluding adjoining arch)
|14 studs × 18 studs × 12 bricks
112mm × 144mm × 108mm