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Giltspur Street compter Giltspur Street compter

Plaque: Giltspur Street compter

Inscription

Site of the Giltspur Street Compter, demolished 1854.
The Corporation of the City of London

Site: Giltspur Street compter (1 memorial)

EC1, Giltspur Street

Discovering London took great delight in proving that the "cells" in the pub next door, the Viaduct, are, contrary to urban myth, nothing to do with either this compter or Newgate Prison, which used to be on the southern side of this junction.  These "cells" are just cellars for the beer etc. that the pub needed to stock, and keep behind lock and key.

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Giltspur Street compter

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Giltspur Street compter

A prison for debtors. The picture is by George Shepherd, brother of Thomas.

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Giltspur Street compter

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Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist have provided a potted hist...

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