Plaque

Whittington's house

Inscription

The house of Richard Whittington Mayor of London stood on this site 1423.
Corporation of the City of London

Site: Whittington's house + church (2 memorials)

EC4, College Hill, 20 and St Michael Paternoster Royal

Whittington lived nearby and paid for the rebuilding and enlargement of the church St Michael Paternoster Royal. Upper Thames Street is where the river bank used to be so this house was very close to the river.

2017: Londonist (who else?) report that Whittington funded the construction of a massive toilet with seats for 128 people. Opened in 1421 Whittington's Longhouse was probably located just the other side of Upper Thames Street - we'd guess it was right on the river. And it would seem likely that he gave some of his own land for the purpose.

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Whittington's house

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Whittington's house

Whittington had a number of addresses in London: Hart Street, Mark Lane, Swee...

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Dick Whittington

Born in Pauntley, Gloucestershire, second son of a wealthy man. Thrice Lord M...

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

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Corporation of the City of London

The municipal governing body of the City of London. Officially the 'Mayor and...

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

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Whittington's church

Whittington's church

Richard Whittington, four times Mayor of London, founded and was buried in th...

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