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Monument, The

Above: The top of The Monument photographed in the 1990s. The Monument was erected in 1671 to commemorate the Great Fire of London of 1666. The site of The Monument is on the east side of Fish Street Hill which, … Continue reading

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Bawley Boats on the Thames

Above: The weather vane on a building near the southern end of the street called St Mary at Hill. High up on a building which is almost opposite the old Billingsgate Market, in Lower Thames Street, is an interesting weather … Continue reading

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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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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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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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City of London (Year 1)

There are 25 City Wards. The wards are of ancient origin and their number has only changed three times in all the centuries of their existence. In 1206 their number was recorded as 24. In 1394 Farringdon – which had been … Continue reading

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Fishmongers’ Hall

Above: A present day view of Fishmongers’ Hall, seen from near Southwark Cathedral. The site of their hall is beside the northern approach road to today’s London Bridge. “Upper Thames Street” Fishmongers used to operate in Old Fish Street which … Continue reading

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Old Swan Inn, Upper Thames Street

Above: Agas Map c1561 showing the earliest representation of the Old Swan Inn. The name is written along the street beside which it stands. “Upper Thames Street” Places of interest come ‘thick and fast’ at this point on the Agas … Continue reading

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