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Corporation of the City of London

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."

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

Commemorated atInformation

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 - gone

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

Creations Information

1 Poultry - Frieze A - Edward VI

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

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1 Poultry - Loriners' Trade

Site of the Loriners' Trade, 11th - 13th centuries Corporation of London

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John Courage

John Courage

Born Aberdeen.  Came to London in 1780 as a shipping agent.  He bought the Private House and Old Brewhouse at Horselydown in 1787 and developed it into a thriving business.  Died London.

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Scotland

1 memorial
Bankers Clearing House

Bankers Clearing House

Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (or, in the form of a booklet) is very helpful: "Daily cheque clearings began around 1770 when the bank clerks met at the Five Bells, a tavern in Lombard Street...

Building, Commerce

7 memorials
Henry Spicer (stationery)

Henry Spicer (stationery)

Born Islington into the stationery family. Trustee of Islington Union Chapel.  MP for Islington South. 1885-6. Henry Spicer was the eldest of the ten children of Henry S. J. Spicer (1801-1877) a...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer

Retail group specialising in clothing and food, founded by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer. There are currently over 700 branches in the U.K. and more than 300 spread over thirty other countries.

Group, Commerce

2 memorials
John Payton

John Payton

A local business man, he had the vision to create Camden Passage antiques market in the early 1960s. We can't prove that he was also a sculptor but his surname is inscribed on the Cruden relief bus...

Person, Commerce, Sculpture

1 memorial