Court is situated close to St Paul's Cathedral in London, backing on to the
site of the old Newgate Prison and its graveyard. This site is now known as
Dead Man's Walk. It is thought that many prisoners tried to escape by climbing
over the wall into Amen court.
people have witnessed a dark, shapeless figure crawling along the wall in the
court, accompanied by the sound of clanking chains. It is thought that this
figure may be the ghost of Jack Sheppard, a Newgate prisoner who escaped three
times before being executed.