unlock the past
Maitland Gaol regularly undertakes large scale projects in order to preserve the site and enhance the visitor experience. Maitland Gaol is recognised as significant by the State Heritage Inventory, their statement as below.
Maitland Gaol is of considerable significance because it is a rare vestige from the first system of state prisons in the Colony and is the oldest intact country gaol in NSW. ‘A Wing’ is the only surviving example from the ‘Inspectors Gaols’ designed by Mortimer Lewis and built in the 1830’s and 1840’s.
The Maitland Gaol Maintenance Strategy was written by the Government Architect’s Office in 2015. Works undertaken at the site aim to overcome the backlog of maintenance as reported in the strategy and to perform preventative maintenance that maintains the buildings in a reasonable condition.
If you’d like more information on any of these projects please contact us, or for heritage trades view Maitland City Council’s heritage trades directory.