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Plan for converting Giltspur Street Compter into a House of Correction

Plan for converting Giltspur Street Compter into a House of Correction

Draughtsman: Wyld, James

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1819

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 8.86

Item number: 86

Length: 381

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio:

Map scale description: ca. 5'' : 70 Feet

This plan was produced with a view to the conversion of Giltspur Street Compter into a Prison. The plan's title and imprint are at bottom left, with scale bar at bottom centre and orientation points marked on margins. Built by the sheriffs as a prison for debtors, Giltspur Street Compter began to receive inmates from Wood Street Compter in 1791. It was demolished in 1854.

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