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Faryner's shop Fire, bakers and Hooke

Plaque: Faryner's shop

Erection date: 1986


Near this site stood the shop belonging to Thomas Faryner, the King's baker, in which the Great Fire of September 1666 began.
Presented by the Worshipful Company of Bakers to mark the 500th anniversary of their charter granted by King Henry VII in 1486.

Site: Fire, bakers and Hooke (3 memorials)

EC3, Monument Street

The Hooke plaque is the gray square laid into the pavement in front of the strange modern hut-like structure.

The Faryner plaque is on the lowest corner slab of concrete on the charming building behind, to the left (Faryners House, Richard Seifert, 1973).

The bronze MDCLXVI plaque is laid into the cobbles in the middle of the road immediately south of the Faryner plaque. In our photo it's hidden by the hut thing.  Probably installed 2006-9 but we don't know.

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Faryner's shop

Information Subjects commemorated

Thomas Faryner's shop

Thomas Faryner (or Farriner), King Charles II's baker, had his house and bake...

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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 Charles II

Reigned: 1660 - 1685. Born at St James's Palace. The son of the beheaded Char...

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King Henry VII

Reigned: 1485 - 1509. Buried Westminster Abbey.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Faryner's shop

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Worshipful Company of Bakers

Charter granted by King Henry VII in 1486. The City's second oldest guild. (W...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Faryner's shop

Information Also at this site


The building engulfed in flames is Old St Paul's Cathedral. 

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Robert Hooke

This was installed before 2012.

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