Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/2/2008

Newgate Prison

It is not possible to determine when Newgate first became a prison or when exactly the new gatehouse itself was originally built. Newgate was to be London’s 5th gate into the city. There are reliable records going back to 1218 of it being used to house criminals. It was finally demolished in 1904 having been rebuilt at least twice along the way. for more click here

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