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Islington: Crime & Punishment

Courthouses and prisons have been landmarks in Islington for over two hundred years. The pictures are starting points for discovery. Use the question or instruction for each picture to help get you started.

Hick's Hall, St John's Street


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Hick's Hall, St John's Street, C.1830

Hick's Hall was a courthouse. The first Hick's Hall was built in the seventeenth century. People from Middlesex were sent here for trial.

Why do you think the courthouse is so small?