Victorian London - Prisons - Whitecross Street

Whitecross Street Prison is appropriated solely to the reception of debtors; and was erected in the year 1813, when the city authorities determined upon confining criminals only in Newgate: it is capable of containing 400 prisoners.

Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to it Sights, 1844

see also James Grant Sketches in London - click here