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Plaque: Temple Bar - Theobalds Park


This plaque marks the site of Temple Bar designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the only surviving gateway to the City of London, which Sir Henry Meux had acquired and had re-erected on this site as the entrance to his park and mansion house in 1888.

In 1976 Sir Hugh Wontner formed the Temple Bar Trust with the intended wish of returning Temple Bar to the City of London from Theobalds Park and in 2002 the Corporation of London took over the project to complete the return of Temple Bar to the City, where it was formally opened on 10 November 2004 by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Robert Finch.

Temple Bar can now be seen as the entrance to the new Paternoster Square near to St Paul’s Cathedral.

Site: Temple Bar - Theobalds Park (1 memorial)

EN7, Theobald's Lane, Theobalds Park

This memorial to the arch is on the lawn beside the approach road to the manor house.

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Temple Bar - Theobalds Park

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Temple Bar

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Corporation of the City of London

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Temple Bar Trust

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Robert Finch

Robert Gerard Finch was born on 20 August 1944 in Ootacamund, India. (Now fre...

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Sir Henry Meux

Henry Bruce Meux was born at 41 Brook Street into a wealthy brewery family an...

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