Bridge Ward without. St. Georges Parish, Streets, &c. 30

Bridge Ward without. St. Georges Parish, Streets, &c.

County Goal is removed to the MARSHALSEA PRISON more towards the Bridge: which is a large and strong Building, being also a Prison for Debt. And here the Court of Marshalseas is holden every Fryday, for Tryals of such Person within the Verge of the Court of Whitehall, which is twelve Miles round, that are arrested by a Process taken out of this Court; but within this Verge London is excepted, which is a Liberty of it self.

Marshalsea Prison.

Marshalsea Court.

The KINGS BENCH Prison, seated near St. Georges Church, generally thronged with Debtors; a Prison wherein great Abuses are committed by the Marshall or Keeper and his Underlings, and much complained of in Parliament. But I find no Redress likely to be had, by constraining the Marshall to keep the Prisoners within the Prison; he suffering them for Gratuities to go at Pleasure where they please, insomuch, that when any one asketh the Rules, or Limits of this Prison, Answer is made, At Constantinople; and indeed any where. And this makes them not regard the Payment of their just Debts, which a strict Confinement would oblige them unto for their own Advantage; no Man naturally loving a Confinement, were it in a Princes Court, much less a noysome Prison.

Kings Bench Prison.

Abuses here.

The COUNTER is within part of the Marshalseas House, and is a Prison only for Debt.

Counter Prison

The CLINK seated near the Thames, and in the Clink Liberty already mentioned, being a Prison for Trespasses in those Parts; but of late Years of little or no Account.

Clink Prison.

Now for and towards the Relief of the Poor Prisoners in these several Prisons, divers worthy Citizens of London, and other well disposed Persons, have been Benefactors, and amongst the great Number many have been taken Notice of in Book the first, and elsewhere.

Benefactors to these Prisons.

Besides, I find the Lady Ramsey gave, for the Relief of Prisoners whose Debts in these Prisons, and those in London, did not exceed forty Shillings. 500l.

Mr. Robert Rogers, for the Relif of such poor Prisoners as were neither Atheists nor Papists, and might be delivered for the Sum of twenty Nobles. 150l.

Mr. Richard Jacob, Vintner, gave to every of these Prisons, viz. the Kings Bench, the White Lyon, and the Marshalsea Prison, to be Yearly paid 40l.

Sr. William Dixie, Citizen and Skinner gave to these Prisons in Southwark 20l.

Mr. William Lamb, Clothworker gave to the White Lyon, Kings Bench, and Marshalseas Prisons to each six Matresses, &c.

But to proceed to the Description of St. Georges Parish.

St. MARGARETS HILL, a spacious broad Street, and a great Throughfare for Passengers, Coaches, Carts, and Waggons out of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Part of Hantshire; by reason of which it is well resorted unto, but not of so good a Trade as the Borough, nor is so accommodated with Inns. In this Street is kept the Fair which begins the Day after Bartholomew Fair in London, and, according to the Custom, continues a Fortnight, although it ought by Charter or Grant to hold but three Days; but this Fair is of small concern for Commodities; being chiefly for Shows, as Drolls, Puppit Shows, Rope Dancing, Musick Booths, and Tippling Houses.

St. Margarets Hill.

In this part of the Hill which stands in this Parish, are a great many Courts and Alleys. I shall begin on the West side next the Borough, and so run Southwards to the Mint against St. Georges Church; and then take notice of those on the East side.

WINDMIL ALLEY, long and narrow, with some waste Ground at the end, with several turning Passages, all sorry built with old Timber Houses, and as ill Inhabited.

Windmil Alley.

WHITE HORSE INN, small, but pretty well compact.

White horse Inn.

GREYHOUND INN, also small, but of a pretty good Trade; as is the White Horse.

Greyhound Inn.

MAYPOLE ALLEY hath a narrow Passage, but within is a pretty clean open Court indifferently built.

Maypole Alley.

DAGGER ALLEY being a narrow Passage which leads only to one sorry House.

Dagger Alley.

REDCROSS ALLEY leads into the Park, with two several Turnings, and likewise falls into Redcross street; the end next to St. Margarets Hill is pretty well built with Brick Houses.

Redcross Alley.

SARAZENS HEAD ALLEY, a narrow Place.

Sarazens head Alley.

The DOG and BEAR INN, but small.

Dog and Bear Inn.

CATHARINE WHEEL INN, very large and well resorted unto by Coaches, Waggons and Horsemen.

Catharine Wheel Inn.

The FAULCHION INN, a pretty large open Place with a Row of Houses on the one side, and falls into Redcross sttreet; It is an Inn of no considerable Trade. THREE TUN ALLEY, hath its Entrance with a narrow Passage, but is long and falls into Redcross street, about the middle is a little square Court with about four Houses with Trees before them, the Alley is indifferently well Built, and Inhabited. GEORGE ALLEY, hath on the East side, very good brick Buildings. FAULCHIAN COURT very handsomely built with a Freestone Pavement and well Inhabited.

Faulchion Inn.

Three Tun Alley.

George Alley.

Faulchion Court.

On the East side of St. Margaret's Hill are these Places, The MARSHALSEA PRISON, seated backwards, a large Prison with a handsome Court, round, a Prison as well for the Malefactors of the County as for Debtors, which Prison is already spoken of. MEREMAID COURT, within hath an open Court, indifferently well Built and Inhabited; hath a long Passage downsteps to a Bowling Green by a Ditch. HALF MOON INN, severed from the Bowling Green by a Ditch; a pretty large Inn, and of a good Trade. COCK and HOOP COURT, or ALLEY, hath only one House, being a long Passage to the Garden Grounds. KINGS BENCH ALLEY, or COURT contains two Courts, one within the other, both indifferently well Built. And here is the KINGS BENCH PRISON already spoken of. ANGEL ALLEY, a very handsome Place with new brick Buildings, and well paved, but as yet thinly Inhabited. GOLDEN LYON ALLEY, so called from the Golden Lyon Tavern seated in the Front; It is a handsome clean Place, with a Freestone Pavement, and contans two small Courts. SHAWS COURT, a handsome square Place well Built and Inhabited, having a turning Passage into Boares Head Alley, and so into White street, opposite to Kent street. S. GEORGES CHURCH, an indifferent good Building, with a Churchyard, and fronts St. Margaret's Hill Northwards, and Blackman's Street Southwards.

Marshalsea Prison.

Meremaid Court.

Half Moon Inn

Cock and Hoop Court.

Kings Bench Prison.

Angel Alley.

Golden Lyon Alley.

Shaws Court.

St. Georges Church.

WHITE STREET, begins at Blackman's street, runs by St. Georges Church, and falls into Long Lane and receives Kent street; This Street is not over well Built or Inhabited. In this Street are these Places of Name. THREE TUN ALLEY hath its Entrance by a narrow dark Passage, contains two little Courts with very sorry old Buildings, chiefly inhabited by Beggars. BALDWINS COURT, a pretty open Place, well Built, and Inhabited, for its Entrance hath a narrow

White Street.

Three Tun Alley.

Baldwins Court.