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Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley

Plaque: Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Inscription

But whosoever goes into Marshalsea Place ... will find his feet on the very paving-stones of the extinct Marshalsea jail ... and will stand among the crowding ghosts of many miserable years.

Quoted from Charles Dickens' preface to Little Dorrit.

Site: Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley (6 memorials)

SE1, Borough High Street, Angel Alley

We've put the pin for these 6 plaques at the entrance to the alleyway but they are actually laid into the ground, distributed along the alley all the way to Tennis Street. We've numbered them west to east. In our picture you can see the old wall, the steel plaque and the first of the stone plaques.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Information Subjects commemorated

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Marshalsea Prison

Originally built to hold prisoners being tried by the Marshalsea Court an...

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Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (wh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Information Also at this site

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Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Quoted from Chapter 3 of Little Dorrit.

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Marshalsea 2 - steel

The plaque refers to 'wall mounted artworks' but we did not see any on our vi...

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Marshalsea 3 - stone - Little Dorrit

The heroine of Dickens' novel Little Dorrit was one resident who was not a pr...

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Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates

This is our first push-me-pull-you plaque. It is in Angel Alley at the gates...

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Marshalsea 6 - stone - John Dickens

John Dickens, the father of Charles Dickens, was imprisoned here for debt fro...

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