Bridewell Precinct
   Extended south from Bride Lane to the Thames and west from New Bridge Street to the City of London Gas Works. Extra parochial. In Farringdon Ward Without.
   Certain privileges appertained to it, as comprising the site of the old Royal Palace of Bridewell, and continued to be exercised by the inhabitants until they were abolished in 1697.
   The chapel of Bridewell served for the inhabitants of the precinct.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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