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Wall Forming North Boundary of Public Gardens, Formerly St Georges Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5016 / 51°30'5"N

Longitude: -0.0916 / 0°5'29"W

OS Eastings: 532554

OS Northings: 179805

OS Grid: TQ325798

Mapcode National: GBR RH.KW

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.CJD6

Entry Name: Wall Forming North Boundary of Public Gardens, Formerly St Georges Churchyard

Listing Date: 30 September 1977

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470669

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Chaucer

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark St George the Martyr with St Alphage and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/5/104 (East side)
30/09/77 Wall forming north boundary of
public gardens, formerly St George's
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Wall to north of Public Gardens
formerly St George's Churchyard)


Churchyard wall, now boundary wall to public gardens. C18 with
early C19 and later alterations. Dull red brick, the top 9
courses in London Stocks, with flat stone coping, part
missing. Brick buttresses to north. Runs east-west, forming
northern boundary to public gardens, formerly churchyard.
Approx 4m high. Curved rebate about half way along. To east of
this a pair of later segment-headed openings contain C20
wrought-iron gates. Some small openings, blocked; much
patching and reinforcing with tie rods.
Enamel plaque over entrances inscribed: "This site was
originally the MARSHALSEA PRISON made famous by the late
Charles Dickens in his work Little Dorrit". The wall formed
the southern boundary of the Marshalsea Prison, where
Dickens's father was imprisoned.

Listing NGR: TQ3255479805

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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