Plaque

Cannon Street Station

Erection date: /12/2014

Inscription

The Sir John Hawkshaw
Cannon Street Station was officially opened by South Eastern Railway, in 1866. Designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, the station had eight platforms under a single span arch roof. The adjacent railway bridge across the Thames is also by Hawkshaw. Far below the station are the remains is a Roman palace, built in the 1st century. The 'Steelyard', used by German and Flemish merchants, stood here from the 10th century until it was destroyed by the Great Fire of London, in 1666. In 1690, the Company of Plumbers built their livery hall here, where it remained until the 1860s.
These premises were opened by J. D. Wetherspoon in December 2014.

Site: Cannon Street Station (1 memorial)

EC4, Cannon Street, Cannon Street Station, The Sir John Hawkshaw pub

In our photo the plaque can be seen to the left of the four lamps.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Cannon Street Station

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Roman building at Cannon Street

Londonist, our Picture source, have a good post on this. They write: "Underne...

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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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Worshipful Company of Plumbers

Ordinances 1365, Grant of Arms 1588. The Plumbers' Hall used to stand in Cheq...

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South Eastern Railway Company

Originally formed as a line running from London to Dover. Branch lines were l...

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Sir John Hawkshaw

Civil engineer. Born in Leeds. Moved to London in 1850. He worked on canals a...

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Cannon Street Station

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J. D. Wetherspoon

Chain of bars, public houses and hotels founded by Tim Martin. 

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