Plaque

Trinity House

Inscription

The Trinity House
Incorporated by charter granted by Henry VIII in 1514.

Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands, a deep sea pilotage authority and also administers charitable funds mostly connected with seafarers.

The first Trinity House was at Deptford and then at Ratcliff and Stepney in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1660 Trinity House moved to Water Lane, off Eastcheap, the building being destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and subsequently rebuilt. It was again destroyed by fire in 1715 and the Corporation then moved to the present site in 1795. Trinity House was partially destroyed by enemy action in 1940 and rebuilt in 1953.

This plaque is on the 1953 extension to Trinity House.

Site: Trinity House (4 memorials)

EC3, Trinity Square

Trinity House, was designed by architect Samuel Wyatt and built in 1796.  The following year the Great Tower Hill Act enabled the creation of Trinity Square Gardens.

The magnificent building to the left of this one is the Port of London Authority HQ. We don't cover it since we couldn't find a memorial on it but we can direct you to Ornamental Passions who have done it proud.

Incidentally, we know of two sculpted lighthouses in London: on the facade of the old Abbey Nat building in Baker Street and on the corner of 42 Moorgate, another financial body. Not to forget the King's Cross Lighthouse building.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Trinity House

Subjects commemorated i

Great Fire of London

Started on a Sunday morning. After 4 days the destruction included: - an area...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Trinity House

Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the ...

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King Henry VIII

Son of Henry VII. Born Born Greenwich Palace, as the spare, not the heir but ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Trinity House

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George III at Trinity House

George III at Trinity House

This building was erected during his reign.

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Lighthouse keepers

Lighthouse keepers

The 'Elder Brethren' are the court of 31 people who run Trinity House, under ...

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Valerie Carter - garden

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Royal Garrison Church of St George - WW2 bomb

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Sir Marc Isambard & Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Kensington Library - clock

Kensington Library - clock

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1 subject commemorated, 2 creators