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Borough Market Bell (2) Borough Market

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Memorial: Borough Market Bell (2)

Erection date: 14/2/2013


{Surrounding the market's crest:}
Trustees of the Borough Market Southwark.

{Beneath the crest:}
Since 1754 Borough Market.

The bell says 'Since 1754', whilst the accompanying plaque says the market opened in 1756. We have tried to establish which of the dates is correct, but strangely, nobody from the market has responded to our enquiry.

Site: Borough Market (4 memorials)

SE1, Middle Road, Borough Market

Note: the colonnade with glazed upper section that fronts this building on Stoney Street was not designed for this location.  Londonist informs: "The façade grafted onto this particular part of Borough Market is actually the old E M Barry-designed Floral Hall from the Royal Opera House {Covent Garden}, which was put in storage when the Opera House was done up in the 1990s. It was bought by Borough Market for £1 and added to the building around 2003."

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Borough Market Bell (2)

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Borough Market

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Borough Market Bell (2)

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Trustees of Borough Market

Borough Market is a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. T...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Borough Market Bell (2)

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