Building    From 1515  To 1864

Bridewell Palace / Prison

Categories: Architecture, Law, Royalty

Built by Henry VIII, who lived there 1515-23. It deteriorated so that Edward VI gave it to the City of London who then used it as a prison, hospital (actually school) and workrooms. "Bridewell" was a term adopted by other London prisons.

The picture shows an early 19th-century imaginary reconstruction of Bridewell Palace c. 1660, showing the entrance to the Fleet River.

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Bridewell Palace / Prison

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St Bride Foundation Institute

St Bride Foundation Institute The memorial stone of the St Bride Foundation ...

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St Brides Place

Here stood the palace of Bridewell built by Henry VIII in 1523 and granted by...

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Sir Ove N. Arup

Sir Ove N. Arup

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1 memorial
Benedict O'Looney Architects

Benedict O'Looney Architects

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1 memorial
Bexleyheath Clock Tower

Bexleyheath Clock Tower

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1 memorial
Henry Holland

Henry Holland

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1 memorial