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Giltspur Street Compter

 
 
Giltspur Street Compter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Giltspur Street Compter Marker
Inscription.

Site of the
Giltspur Street
Compter
Demolished
1854

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Location. 51° 30.981′ N, 0° 6.107′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Giltspur Street and Newgate Street on Giltspur Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 1HQ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lamb (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal College of Physicians (about 120 meters away); Poulters' Hall (about 210 meters away); To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .  Giltspur Street Compter (Wikipedia). "The Giltspur Street Compter was a compter or small prison, mainly used to hold debtors. It was situated
Giltspur Street Compter Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Giltspur Street Compter Marker - Wide View
in Giltspur Street, Smithfield, close to Newgate, in the City of London, between 1791 and 1853....The Compter was adjacent to Christ's Hospital boys school (1553-1902). Its construction began in 1787, and the Compter was ready for occupation in 1791. In 1815 it took some prisoners from the nearby Poultry Compter prior to its closure. The Giltspur Street prison was itself closed in 1853 and demolished in 1854, the site being later occupied by the King Edward Buildings Royal Mail Sorting Office." (Submitted on December 7, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. prison
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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