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- Created 2012-03-13
was built as a residence of King
and was one of his homes early in his reign for eight years. Gifted to the City of London Corporation by his son King
for use as an
and place of correction for wayward women, Bridewell later became the first prison/poorhouse to have an appointed doctor. It was built on the banks of the
in the City of London between
and the River Thames in an area today known as 'Bridewell Court' off New Bridge Street. By 1556 part of it had became a jail known as
. It was reinvented with lodgings and was closed in 1855 and the buildings demolished in 1863–1864.
The name 'Bridewell' subsequently became an occasionally-used nickname for a police station or prison in England and in Ireland. It was also used as the name of the city jail in Chicago in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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