Place    To 1880

King's Bench Prison

Categories: Law

Established in medieval times as a place to hold prisoners of the King's Bench court, primarily debtors. It was originally sited in Angel Place, off Borough High Street, just north of what is now John Harvard Library. In 1754-8 this was demolished and replaced with a new building erected to the south-west on what was then St George's Fields and is now Scovell housing estate. In 1842 it became the Queen's Prison and took debtors from the Marshalsea and Fleet Prisons. It became the Southwark Convict Prison and then closed.

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King's Bench Prison

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King of Corsica

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Alfred George Marten

Alfred George Marten

Son of Robert Giles Marten. Admitted to Inner Temple in 1852 and became a QC, County Court Judge and knighted in 1896. MP for Cambridge. Was Treasurer of the Temple in 1893. Died St Leonard's on Sea.

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
W. H. Church

W. H. Church

Alderman in the Borough of Hammersmith in 1948. Our colleague Andrew Behan has researched this man: William Henry Church was born in 1876 in Knightsbridge, a son of Joseph Church and Mary Ann Chur...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
T. V. and Anthony Edwards

T. V. and Anthony Edwards

Anthony is a senior partner of the law firm T. V. Edwards which was established by his uncle, T. V., in 1929.  Their offices at 33 Mile End Road had a large blank wall.  Anthony commissioned the mu...

Group, Benefactor, Law

1 memorial
Rt. Hon. George Denman

Rt. Hon. George Denman

George Denman was born on 23 December 1819 at 50 Russell Square, London, the fourth son of Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman of Dovedale, (1779-1854) and Theodosia Anne Denman née Vevers (1779-1852)....

Person, Law

1 memorial
Surrey County / White Lion Prison

Surrey County / White Lion Prison

From at least 1580 prison facilities were provided by the White Lion Inn.  For many years there were plans to demolish and rebuild and this finally happened when the Marshalsea moved onto this site...

Place, Law

1 memorial