Farringdon Without History of the Most Interesting Places, Leading Events; and Some Account of the Eminent Men connected therewith, since the year 1600

Francis, Adolphus Decimus

1870

Field Lane

Always a resort of the most notorious characters, is graphically described by Dickens in " Oliver Twist." Here were situ atedhouses in which the most abandoned of the scum of London kenneled: for "a picture in little," of the hideous depravity that openly walked abroad in this locality, readers are referred to the Newgate Calendar of April, .