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Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley 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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Subjects commemorated Information

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:
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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:
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Also at this site Information

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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Nearby Memorials

P. L Travers

P. L Travers

SW3, Smith Street, 50

We thank our colleague Alan Patient for providing these photos. The Daily Mail reported that in the 1964 Mary Poppins film this "... hou...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Sir Edward Elgar - W14

Sir Edward Elgar - W14

W14, Avonmore Road, 51

London County Council Sir Edward Elgar, 1857 - 1934, composer, lived here, 1890 - 1891.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
St Gabriel Fen churchyard

St Gabriel Fen churchyard

EC3, Fen Court

The modern information board above adds nothing of historical interest.

4 subjects commemorated
Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor

SW7, Queen's Gate, 79

Plaque unveiled by Sir Eric Ash, former rector of Imperial College and Gabor's first doctoral student.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Hampden Gurney - 2002

Hampden Gurney - 2002

W1, Forset Street

The designers of this plaque seem to be anticipating the need for additional memorials.

1 subject commemorated