© Mr David March
WALL FORMING NORTH BOUNDARY OF PUBLIC GARDENS, FORMERLY ST GEORGES CHURCHYARD, BOROUGH HIGH STREET (east side)
BERMONDSEY, SOUTHWARK, GREATER LONDON
Mr David March
30 June 2001
30 September 1977
Date of last amendment:
17 September 1998
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TQ3279 BOROUGH HIGH STREET
636-1/5/104 (East side)
30/09/77 Wall forming north boundary of
public gardens, formerly St George's
(Formerly Listed as:
BOROUGH HIGH STREET
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.