image © London Metropolitan Archives (City of London) | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © London Metropolitan Archives (City of London) | Licence: All Rights Reserved

King's Bench Prison

Date

ca.1820

Artist

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Description

View of King's Bench Prison in St George's Fields, Southwark.

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Image Credit

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Location

King's Bench Prison, Southwark, London, England

Country

Tww Comment

King's Bench Prison was closed in 1869, when people were no longer imprisoned for debt. The site of the prison was cleared out in 1879 and turned into a block of dwellings.