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Robert Hooke - Monument Street Fire, bakers and Hooke

Plaque: Robert Hooke - Monument Street


Robert Hooke, 1635 - 1703, curator of experiments at the Royal Society, Professor of Geometry Gresham College, Surveyor to the City of London.

{Around the circle:}
Horologist, astronomer, microscopist, geologist, physiologist, architect. Natural philosopher & England's Leonardo.

This was installed before 2012.

Site: Fire, bakers and Hooke (4 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 lost plaque was on a 1681 building on the site where the fire started, (probably) the site now occupied by the Seifert building.

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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Robert Hooke - Monument Street

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Robert Hooke

Natural philosopher (or scientist, in today's terminology) and architect. Bor...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Robert Hooke - Monument Street

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Faryner's shop

Near this site stood the shop belonging to Thomas Faryner, the King's baker, ...

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Fire of London plaque - Museum of London

This is a large plaque, perhaps 2 or 3 feet wide. We tracked this plaque dow...

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

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