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Giltspur Street Compter

This prison is situated to the north of Newgate, immediately across the street, and forms, with the east end of St. Sepulchre's church, the entrance of Giltspur Street. It is a vast pile of proper strength and simplicity, and was intended to supply the place of one or both of the city prisons called Compters. It is appropriated for the reception of debtors, felons, and other offenders; and also for vagrants and night charges, the watch-houses in the city not being permitted to retain prisoners. The Poultry Compter is pulled down.

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Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819