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Phil   Link to this

The Gatehouse can be seen in the north east corner of this 18th century map: http://www.motco.com/Map/81002/SeriesSearchPlat...

Paul Brewster   Link to this

Wheatley does add the note that the Gatehouse was a prison.

vincent   Link to this

it had some very famouse residents:
Transferred to the gatehouse at Westminster, he was so abominably treated that his father petitioned Elizabeth that he might either be brought to trial and put to death, if found guilty, or removed in any case from that filthy hole. Southwell was then lodged in the Tower, but he was not brought to trial until February 1595

http://30.1911encyclopedia.org/S/SO/SOUTHWELL_R...
Thomas Edwards, a Reading chandler, was in the Gatehouse prison, Westminster for the same reason.
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~hadland/tvp/t...

list of famouse residents including Hartlibb the sonne
http://www.tower-of-london.com/prisoners/book.html

Bill   Link to this

Gate House, a prison near the west end of Westminster Abbey, by the way leading into Dean's Yard, Tothill Street, and the Almonry.

[SPOILER ALERT] In June 1690 Samuel Pepys was committed to the Gate House on a charge of being in communication with the exiled James II.; but in consideration of his ill-health, he was admitted to bail, and does not appear to have been troubled again.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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