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Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley Marshalsea 1 - stone - round
Inscription

Melancholy streets, in a penitential garb of soot, steeped the souls of the people who were condemned to look at them out of windows, in dire despondency.

Quoted from Chapter 3 of 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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Subjects commemorated Information

Little Dorrit

A novel by Charles Dickens first published in serial form 1855 and 1857.  The...

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Marshalsea Prison

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

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Created by Information

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 1 - stone - round

Also at this site Information

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 4 - stone - spiral

Quoted from Charles Dickens' preface to Little Dorrit.

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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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Nearby Memorials

Laburnum Street School - left

Laburnum Street School - left

E2, Laburnum Road, Laburnum Boat Club

Ex-pupil Brian Longman tells us that these two stone plaques, all that remain of the school, were above the entrances. They must have bee...

1 subject commemorated
Sir John Lavery

Sir John Lavery

SW7, Cromwell Place, 5

Greater London Council Sir John Lavery, 1856 - 1941, painter, lived here 1899 - 1940.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
State of Victoria, Australia

State of Victoria, Australia

SW1, Victoria Station

According to Wikipedia the State of Victoria was founded in 1851 so this plaque was erected 16 years too early to commemorate that event....

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Hydraulic sluice

Hydraulic sluice

SE16, Princes Court

None of these four plaques are visible in our photo (and still this was the best position form which to take the photo!) all being hidden...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

NW5, Grove Terrace, 19

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe 1900 - 1966, landscape architect lived here 1936 - 1984. English Heritage

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator