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Tun prison, Cornhill

Tun prison, Cornhill


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The Sole Society say The Tun "stood here between 1283 and 1401 and was used in the main to incarcerate ‘street walkers and lewd women’. Stocks and a pillory replaced it and in 1703 Daniel Defoe, who had a shop in nearby Freeman’s Court, was made to spend a day in the pillory for writing an inflammatory pamphlet." And from Vision of Britain: "a prison for night-walkers, called the Tun prison, built in 1283, somewhat in the form of a tun standing on end."

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