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Whitecross Debtors' Prison Whitecross Debtors' Prison

Plaque: Whitecross Debtors' Prison

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Whitecross Debtors' Prison, 1813 - 1870
Warm-hearted Nell Gwynne, in her will, desired her natural son, the Duke of St. Albans, to lay out £20 a year to release poor debtors out of prison, and this sum was distributed every Christmas Day to the inmates of Whitecross Street Prison.
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Site: Whitecross Debtors' Prison (1 memorial)

EC2, Whitecross Street

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Whitecross Debtors' Prison

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Whitecross Debtors' Prison

This was on the southern most section of Whitecross Street, immediately north...

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Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St Albans

Illegitimate son of Nell Gwynne and Charles II.  Born at his mother's house i...

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Nell Gwynne

Eleanor Gwyn, Gwynn, Gwynne, whatever.  Born Hereford. Rumoured to have lived...

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Whitecross Debtors' Prison

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We think that the artist Carrie Reichardt may be part of this group, "Mad in ...

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