Plaque   

Marshalsea 6 - stone - John Dickens

Marshalsea Prison - Angel Alley Marshalsea 6 - stone - John Dickens
Inscription

John Dickens, the father of Charles Dickens, was imprisoned here for debt from February to March 1824.

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 6 - stone - John Dickens

Subjects commemorated Information

Charles Dickens

Born, son of John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (wh...

Read More

John Dickens

Father of Charles Dickens, was imprisoned in Marshalsea for debt from Februar...

Read More

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Marshalsea 6 - stone - John Dickens

Also at this site Information

Marshalsea 1 - stone - round

Quoted from Chapter 3 of Little Dorrit.

Read More

Marshalsea 2 - steel

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

Read More

Marshalsea 3 - stone - Little Dorrit

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

Read More

Marshalsea 4 - stone - spiral

Quoted from Charles Dickens' preface to Little Dorrit.

Read More

Marshalsea 5 - stone - at gates

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

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Trenchard - WAFF

Trenchard - WAFF

SW1, Victoria Embankment, Victoria Embankment Gardens - Whitehall section

The building behind is the former Air Ministry.  We thank Jamie Davis for finding this link to the British Pathe news film of the unveili...

1 subject commemorated
Albert Chevalier

Albert Chevalier

W11, St Ann's Villas, 17

Albert Chevalier, 1861 - 1923, music hall comedian, was born here. London County Council

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Randolph Caldecott

Randolph Caldecott

WC1, Great Russell Street, 46

Greater London Council Randolph Caldecott, 1846 - 1886, artist and book illustrator, lived here.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Bexleyheath Clock Tower Centenary

Bexleyheath Clock Tower Centenary

DA6, Bexleyheath Market Place

The four niches contain, reading clockwise, starting at the north: empty; Morris; Queen Elizabeth; King George V. London's Screen Archiv...

1 subject commemorated, 4 creators
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

SW3, Whitehead's Grove, 5

Frederick Douglass 1818 - 1895, American social reformer, author, orator and statesman, stayed in a house on this site, 1846. Embassy of ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators