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Plaque: William Lilly

Erection date: 2003


City of Westminster
William Lilly (1602 - 1681) master astrologer, lived in a house on this site.

Site: William Lilly (1 memorial)

WC2, Strand

2015: Via Facebook Deborah Houlding, who has an interest in astrology, told us that this plaque is not really in the right place - it needs to be much closer to the river, in Temple Place, at the junction with Strand Lane (now a gated street), on the east side. Deborah provides references and we are convinced. The map of 1682 shows the parish boundary running down Strand Lane with 5 or 6 houses on the east side. Lilley's was the south-most house close to the river stairs known as “Strand Bridge”. Thank you, Deborah.

2019: We've been contacted by someone who does not agree with Deborah's analysis. We are not in a position to arbitrate on matters of this sort. They are apparently in communication with each other and we can only ask - if and when they reach agreement please let us know.

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William Lilly

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William Lilly

Master astrologer. Born Leicestershire. Allegedly predicted the Great Fire ...

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William Lilly

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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