Southwark – Charles Dickens 4

The churchyard of St George the Martyr (see previous posts) backs onto the site of the former Marshalsea Prison. Behind the graves is a remnant of the prison wall and a gateway which takes you into Angel Place, a narrow alley which was actually part of the prison. Along the alley are plaques in the pavement with quotes from Little Dorrit, where Dickens describes the gloomy atmosphere inside the prison. Wall-mounted artworks combine original illustrations and text from the book.

St George the Martyr Churchyard Southwark

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