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Newgate

Before this was set up, London had but three gates: Aldgate, Aldersgate, and Ludgate. The new one was added in the reign of Henry I.

Newgate.
Nash, in his Pierce Penilesse. says that Newgate is “a common name for all prisons, as homo is a common name for a man or woman.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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