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  • Wellclose Prison, also known as Neptune Street Prison, was located off Wellclose Square near the Tower of London. The square was previously known as Marine Square as many of its original residents were sea captains. The small prison was beneath a public house called the Cock and Neptune. The tavern was connected to a courthouse for which the pub's landlord acted as gaoler. As was the case with other prisons in this period, Wellclose was run on a commercial basis. The court and prison lay outside the jurisdiction of the City of London in an area known as the Liberties of the Tower. The Liberties were divided into four precincts: the land Within and Without the Tower itself, Wellclose Square, the Minories and the Old Artillery Ground in Spitalfields.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 3200 mm

  • Materials

    wood; iron

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    permanent collection


    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of London (used)


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