The Clink Prison Museum (London) Reviews
Description:The Clink was a notorious prison in Southwark, England which functioned from the 12th century until 1780 either ... more
The Clink Prison Museum (London) ... deriving its name from, or bestowing it on, the local manor, the Clink Liberty. The manor and prison were owned by the Bishop of Winchester and situated next to his residence at Winchester Palace. It was originally used for the detention of heretics (both Protestants and Catholics, as religious favours changed). At one point the Clink was reserved for priests who took the Oath of Allegiance. but came to be used for people who broke the peace on Bankside or in Southwark's numerous brothels. The prison probably fell into disuse after the English Civil War, though it was described in 1761 as being "a very dismal hole where debtors are sometimes confined, but little used." The Clink was burned down during the Gordon Riots of 1780 and never rebuilt.
Newest Review: ... um..well i was was sadly, wrong. the clink is the historical prison that used to house many of the criminals caught on bankside, central london. the name 'clink' comes from the chains that they used to place on prisoners. this name has since become a general phrase when describing prison. the original clink was burned to the ground during the gordon riots in the 1700's but what stands now is ... more
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by - written on 22/08/09 (Useful, 97 readings)
when away doing my tourist thing i like to think that i keep an open mind, not to pre-judge anything. therefore when i paid £5.00 to enter the clink prison museum i was hoping that the low level entry fee compared to the £20 odd pound i had to pay for the london dungeon would not mean that i received any less of an experience. um..well i was was sadly, wrong. the clink is the historical prison that used to house many of the criminals caught on bankside, central london. the name 'clink' comes from the chains that they used to place on prisoners. this name has since become a general phrase when describing prison. the original clink was burned to the ground during the ... Read the complete review
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