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18 Fish Street Hill City Memorial, England, UK by architect Christopher Wren: Information + Photos

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Summary: stone Roman Doric column, commemorating the Great Fire

Location: 18 Fish Street Hill

Contact: 020 7626 2717

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Architect: Christopher Wren / Robert Hooke

Monument to the Great Fire of London

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Address: Fish Street Hill, London EC3R 8AH

Height: 62 m

Date: 1671-77

This massive memorial stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 ft (62 m) tall and 202 ft (62 m) from the place where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666. Another monument, the Golden Boy of Pye Corner, marks the point near Smithfield where the fire stopped.

Constructed between 1671 and 1677, it is the tallest isolated stone column in the United Kingdom and was built on the site of St. Margaret’s, Fish Street, the first church to be burnt down by the Great Fire.

This structure comprises a fluted Doric column built of Portland stone topped with a gilded urn of fire, and was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. Its height marks its distance from the site in Pudding Lane of the shop of Thomas Farynor, the king’s baker, where the Great Fire began.

The top of the tower is reached by a narrow winding staircase of 311 steps. A mesh cage was added in the mid-19th century at the top of the structure to prevent people jumping off to commit suicide.
Source: wikipedia

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Date built: 2007
Design: Bere Architects

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Photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)

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Location: 18 Fish Street Hill, City of London, England, UK

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