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Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley

Plaque: Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates

Inscription

Both the Surrey County and Marshalsea Prisons had a long, thin site running towards the present Tennis Street.

This site had been occupied by The Surrey County or White Lion Prison until 1799.

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

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.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates

Information Subjects commemorated

51049

Marshalsea Prison

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

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50535

Surrey County / White Lion Prison

From at least 1580 prison facilities were provided by the White Lion Inn.  Fo...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates

Information Also at this site

51041

Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Quoted from Chapter 3 of Little Dorrit.

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51037

Marshalsea 2 - steel

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

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51040

Marshalsea 3 - stone - Little Dorrit

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

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51039

Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Quoted from Charles Dickens' preface to Little Dorrit.

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74681

Marshalsea 6 - stone - John Dickens

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

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