Printed sketch of The Rookery in St Giles, 1817


St Giles, London, had a notorious reputation in the 19th century for its high levels of crime and poverty. This print depicts the 'rookery', an expanse of slum dwellings, where people were forced to live in overcrowded, unsanitary accommodation.

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Printed sketch of The Rookery in St Giles, 1817. [from the author's presentation copy of The Life of Dickens, 1872-74]
1817, London
Print / Image
unknown [artist], John Forster [compiler]
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Public Domain
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British Library
Dex.316. - Vol I, part I

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