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

Plaque: Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates


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


Marshalsea Prison

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

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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


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 4 - stone - spiral

Quoted from Charles Dickens' preface to Little Dorrit.

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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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