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Whittington's house Whittington's house + church

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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51187

Whittington's house

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

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46709

Dick Whittington

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

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Whittington's house

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46488

Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist have provided a potted hist...

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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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50859

Whittington's church

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

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