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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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Mappin and Webb, Poultry

Mappin and Webb, Poultry

12 - 13 Poultry. Built in 1870, designed by J. &  J. Belcher. Was demolished after a long campaign in 1994 to make way for the delights of Number 1, Poultry. The man responsible, Lord Palumbo, ...

Building, Architecture, Commerce

2 memorials
Bull and Mouth Inn

Bull and Mouth Inn

A coaching inn. From British History: "Burnt in the {1666 Great} Fire and rebuilt. Rebuilt about 1830-1 as the Queen's Hotel. Demolished 1887. The inn is said to have derived its name from the sign...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink, Transport

2 memorials
Hackney Gazette printing works

Hackney Gazette printing works

From British History Online we learn: The 'Hackney and Kingsland Gazette' was launched in 1864.  The sons of the printer, Charles Potter, formed Potter Bros Ltd in 1920 and changed the title to 'Ha...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Port of Tilbury, London

Port of Tilbury, London

As ships got bigger ports were needed further down the Thames.  In 1909 Tilbury Port became part of the Port of London Authority. Situated just upstream from Tilbury Fort.

Group, Commerce, Transport

1 memorial
F. A. Albin & Sons

F. A. Albin & Sons

Family-run firm of funeral directors. The family started as wardens of a local cemetery and opened their first funeral parlour in Snowsfield, Bermondsey. New shop premises were opened at 62 Jamaica...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial