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Gracechurch Street Parish Markers (01)

Above: A pair of parish markers high up on the wall of two adjoining office blocks on the east side of the Gracechurch Street – one of them having the address of No 51. Parish markers are a subject that few people … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street

Above: View of Gracechurch Street looking north. The crossroads – of Lombard Street (on the left) and Fenchurch Street (on the right) is near the bottom of the picture. Gracechurch Street was once quite an important street. We need to … Continue reading

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Peter Boat and Doublet, Fish Street Hill

Above: The large wooden sign, about 36 inches (91 cm) high, on view in a display case. The sign is either made of dark wood or painted in a dark colour and depicts St Peter drawing a net full of … Continue reading

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Fish Street Hill

Above: The lower half of a painting by the artist William Marlow in 1795, looking south towards The Monument (far left) and St Magnus the Martyr (in the distance with its overhanging clock). The busy scene contains stage-coaches and carts. … Continue reading

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St Magnus the Martyr

Above: A small part of the Rhinebeck Panorama, 1806-07, showing the tall tower of St Magnus – probably taller than it should be – to the left of the northern end of old London Bridge. In the bottom left corner … Continue reading

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London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges

Above: Looking at the east side of London Bridge (with the City end on the right). The model of the bridge represents some time after 1550. The structure on the large pier shows the original chapel after it had been … Continue reading

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Bridge Within and Billingsgate Overview

This overview relates to two City Wards – Bridge Within and Billingsgate. Their original outlines are shown with red dotted lines on the Google map, with which most people are familiar these days. The boundary of the City of London is … Continue reading

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