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Bridewell

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The city Bridewell, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, was built over a holy well of medical water, called St. Bride’s Well, where was founded a hospital for the poor. After the Reformation, Edward VI. chartered this hospital to the city. Christ Church was given to the education of the young; St. Thomas’s Hospital to the cure of the sick; and Bridewell was made a penitentiary for unruly apprentices and vagrants.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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