Jonathan Teesdale was a mortal descendent of James Teesdale, on whose land Bishopsgate Mental Asylum was eventually built.


An architect who was gravely displeased at the notion of building on the mounds, Jonathan Teesdale attempted, to no avail, to dissuade Ignatius Hopper from his construction. In the hopes of at least imparting some manner of protection to the building, Teesdale carved out the images of the Saints of Bishopsgate, which ward off evil — or perhaps keep it trapped inside.


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