Maze and Long Kesh
The H-Blocks, eight in total, first opened in 1976. The entire site was encircled by watch towers and a perimeter wall, and also included a separate hospital building, a visiting building, multidenominational chapel and two large football pitches, alongside multiple administrative buildings.
The Maze and Long Kesh overview map was supplied to PMA during filming in 2007. This map was used by the prison staff for an overview of the entire site. The map shows both the cages and compounds and the H-blocks, and therefore dates from some time after 1976.
H6 Plan and Elevations
Each H-Block was constructed in the shape of a “H”, with a central administrative area (known as the ‘circle’) and four wings of cells (A, B, C and D wings). Each wing was self-contained and contained 25 cells. Each H-Block was identified by a number e.g. H-Block 2 (or H2).