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Fleet prison off Farringdon Road, London: prisoners entertaining themselves with 'tennis fives, and other amusements' in the inner court

RIBA Ref No RIBA15455
Artist/PhotographerPugin, Augustus Charles (c. 1769-1832) | Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1782
Image Date1808
ViewExterior
StyleGeorgian
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.e.315/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectBrickwork ; Prisons ; Courtyards ; Stone
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 36 NOTES: The appalling conditions in this prison were graphically described by Charles Dickens in 'Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was eventually closed in 1842 and demolished in 1846.
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