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Memorial

King Cadwaladr Ludgate + King Cadwaladr

Plaque: King Cadwaladr

Inscription

St Martin within Ludgate
King Cadwal built the first church here, just inside the Lud Gate, some 1300 years ago. His remains are said to be buried in the crypt.
The mediaeval church, completed in 1437, was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.
Sir Christopher Wren designed the present church spire to act as a foil to the dome of St Paul's cathedral. Finished in 1684, it remains essentially as he built it.
Internally it is decorated with carvings by Grinling Gibbons and contains some unique furnishings. The organ was built by Bernard Schmidt in 1684.
{The rest of this board is practically illegible but seems to be about how welcome visitors are to the church.}

Site: Ludgate + King Cadwaladr (2 memorials)

EC4, Ludgate Hill, St. Martin-Within-Ludgate

This church bears a blue plaque, to the far left, and two pink boards on which the text is becoming difficult to read. That to the right is about the various guilds etc. that use the church but the one on the left carries some interesting information which we can consider a memorial to King Cadwaladr.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
King Cadwaladr

Information Subjects commemorated

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Ludgate

Site was just to the west of St Martin's church. Rebuilt: 1215, 1450, 1586. ...

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Great Fire of London

Started on a Sunday morning. After 4 days the destruction included: - an area...

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King Cadwaladr

King of the Britons. Born Wales. Legend says that he built the first St Marti...

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Grinling Gibbons

Born Rotterdam. Wood carver and sculptor. Other works in London: a marble fon...

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Bernard Schmidt

Organ builder. Born Germany. Came to England in about 1660. Known as Fathe...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
King Cadwaladr

Information Also at this site

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Ludgate

Site of Ludgate demolished 1760. The Corporation of the City of London

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