St Giles's Roundhouse
The St Giles's Roundhouse was a small roundhouse or
prison, mainly used to temporarily hold suspected criminals.
The Roundhouse was notable for being one of the prisons from which notorious thief
Jack Sheppardescaped, in 1724. The building was converted into almshouses in around 1780.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Roundhouse (disambiguation) — Roundhouse may refer to various things as listed below:BuildingsGeneric* Roundhouse, a railroad shop structure * The substructure of a Post mill. * Roundhouse, a small prison * Roundhouse (dwelling), an Iron Age dwellingpecific* St Giles s… … Wikipedia
St Giles in the Fields — Infobox church name = St. Giles in the Fields fullname = color = imagesize = caption = Photo of St. Giles in the Fields landscape = denomination = Anglican diocese = parish = division = subdivision = founded date = founder = architect = style =… … Wikipedia
St Giles' Circus — St Giles s Circus is the intersection of Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road in the West End of London. The word Circus is arguably a little misleading as the buildings around the traffic intersection are … Wikipedia
Jack Sheppard — (4 March 1702 – 16 November 1724) was a notorious English robber, burglar and thief of early 18th century London. Born into a poor family, he was apprenticed as a carpenter but took to theft and burglary in 1723, with little more than a year of… … Wikipedia
Jonathan Wild — ( baptised 6 May 1683 – 24 May 1725) was perhaps the most famous criminal of London mdash; and possibly Great Britain mdash; during the 18th century, both because of his own actions and the uses novelists, playwrights, and political satirists… … Wikipedia
Tower of London — For other uses, see Tower of London (disambiguation) Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°4′34″W / 51.50806°N 0.07611°W / 51 … Wikipedia
Newgate Prison — For the Irish prison of the same name, see Newgate Prison, Dublin. For the prison in East Granby, Connecticut, see Old Newgate Prison. Newgate, the old city gate and prison … Wikipedia
The Clink — Coordinates: 51°30′25.48″N 0°05′30.95″W / 51.5070778°N 0.0919306°W / 51.5070778; 0.0919306 … Wikipedia
Millbank Prison — in the 1820s … Wikipedia
Coldbath Fields Prison — Not to be confused with Clerkenwell Prison otherwise known as the Clerkenwell House of Detention. Coldbath Fields Prison Birds eye view of Coldbath Fields. Location Clerkenwell, London C … Wikipedia