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Corporation of the City of London

The municipal governing body of the City of London. Officially the 'Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London'. In 2006 the name was changed from just 'Corporation of London' to distinguish it from the Greater London Authority.

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist has provided a potted history of the City of London.

Worth noting that there are at least two plaques erected by the Corporation outside the City of London, both for William Blake: South Molton Street and SE1. Conversely Londonist points out that there is only one official blue plaque in the City, and it's not blue.

2021: Art Review published a major article entitled "London’s ‘Square Mile’ Is One Big Monument To Slavery". This summarises the status of the City's own Findings and Recommendations of the Tackling Racism Taskforce, and provides a list: "Some of the problematic memorials in the City of London and the individuals and organisations they celebrate not yet addressed by the City’s Taskforce On Racism."

Wikipedia has a very useful map showing "Estate (freehold) ownership of land in Central London as of 2023". The City of London estate is shown in red.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Corporation of the City of London

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Bunhill burial ground - 3 & 4

It would be nice if the two Lord Mayor Lawrences were related but we can't co...

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City of London School - EC4 - Q.Victoria St

The City of London School was endowed by John Carpenter, Town Clerk in 1442. ...

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Isleden House - 2

Acquired from the trustees by the Corporation of The City of London, 2nd Febr...

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Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market The meat and fish Market first occupied a series of courts,...

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London Bridge - information/viewing panel

Unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester, this is actually an "interpretation panel...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Corporation of the City of London

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1 Poultry - Frieze A - Edward VI

These panels, showing Royal Progresses through London, were originally placed...

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1 Poultry - Loriners' Trade

This plaque is presumably based on some early references to loriners working ...

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The Worshipful Company of Loriners

The Worshipful Company of Loriners

Loriners make and sell bits, bridles, spurs, stirrups, saddle trees and the minor metal items of a horse's harness. The company was incorporated in 1711. Women were not admitted until 1989 - bette...

Group, Commerce, Liveries & Guilds

2 memorials
Galen Weston

Galen Weston

Businessman Willard Gordon Galen Weston was born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, his father being a Canadian businessman. Having studied business Weston went to Dublin and set up his own grocery store ...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Canada, Ireland

1 memorial
Mont Blanc restaurant

Mont Blanc restaurant

Opened sometime early in the 20th century by Alphonse Pasquier. Edward Garnett (1868-1937), an English writer and critic, fostered the careers of many literary figures by hosting weekly Tuesday lit...

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Richard Budd

Richard Budd

Born Brixton. Worked in the stock exchange. Father to Henry Budd and lived with Henry's family at 35 Russell Square. Died Tunbridge Wells. Originally buried at St Botolph, Bishopsgate but was moved...

Person, Commerce

1 memorial