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Prison Debtorsí Tower

 
 
Prison Debtorsí Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
1. Prison Debtorsí Tower Marker
Inscription.  
Oxford Preservation Trust
Prison
Debtorsí Tower
(1790)
This Tower was built to imprison debtors who owed money. A rare triangular stone staircase leads to four floors divided into cells, some with fireplaces. Prisoners remained in prison until they paid their debts, and long stays were common.
 
Erected by The Oxford Preservation Trust.
 
Location. 51° 45.103′ N, 1° 15.777′ W. Marker is in Oxford, England, in Oxfordshire. Marker can be reached from the intersection of New Road and Oxford Castle, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at Oxford Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford, England OX1 1ND, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Perimeter Wall (a few steps from this marker); Prison D Wing (a few steps from this marker); Prison Governorís House (within shouting distance of this marker); Oxford Castle Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology, the Castle Ditch
Prison Debtorsí Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
2. Prison Debtorsí Tower Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Motte and Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); Vaulted Well Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oxford Castle & Prison. (Submitted on October 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Oxford Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Prison Debtorsí Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 8, 2018
3. Prison Debtorsí Tower
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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