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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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Acorn Restorations

Acorn Restorations

Metalwork restorers.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Bow Fair

Bow Fair

Known as the Green Goose fair, it was held on the Thursday after Pentecost. A green goose was a young or mid-summer goose, and also a slang term for a cuckold or a low woman. In 1630, John Taylor, ...

Event, Commerce

1 memorial
General Letter Office

General Letter Office

We did not find the website of The British Postal Museum & Archive terribly helpful whereas The Wargrave Local History Society is far more informative and with reference to the GLO says: "Char...

Building, Commerce

1 memorial
Albemarle Graphics Limited

Albemarle Graphics Limited

Sign and digital printing company.

Group, Commerce, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Woolwich Market

Woolwich Market

Its first charter was granted to Sir William Barne, Lord Mayor of London and Hugh Lyddiard, Clerk of the Cheque at Woolwich dockyard. It has been in several locations in the area, and our picture s...

Place, Commerce

1 memorial