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Cornhill Standard Cornhill Standard

Plaque: Cornhill Standard

Inscription

At the cross roads the Standard in Cornhill formerly stood. Removed 1674.
The Corporation of the City of London

Site: Cornhill Standard (1 memorial)

EC3, Cornhill, 59-60

The plaque is actually high up on the Gracechurch Street frontage.  The Cornhill Standard was a water pump, so important that round about 1600 it was sometimes used as the measuring point for distances to London, instead of Queen Eleanor's Cross.  Neither Wikipedia norLondonist mention it.

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Cornhill Standard

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Cornhill Standard

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Corporation of the City of London

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