The Newgate Normal

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Update:


Newgate Gaol, near Christchurch, Dublin 8 operated as a detention centre from the Middle Ages until its closure in 1863

Gulp.

And you thought masks were restrictive…….

…UCD’s Dr Coleman Dennehy writes:

Inventory for chains, manacles, locks, etc for the relatively small Newgate Gaol, Dublin – approximaely around where High Street hits Cornmarket and Lambe Alley. 1525… Including a bolt and two shackles for ‘chylder’….

Firm but fair?

Or barbaric?

Impossible to tell without knowing the chylder’s offence, but feel free to comment below.

Newgate Gaol

Meanwhile

Newgate Prison memorial.

St Mitcham’s Park, Little Britain Street. Dublin 8.

Thanks Stephen Stewart

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