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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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Mercers' Company

Mercers' Company

Records go back to 1348. From the Guild‘s website: "In its widest sense mercery could describe all merchandise, although in London the term evolved to mean the trade specifically in luxury fabrics,...

Group, Commerce, Liveries & Guilds

4 memorials
Susan Garth

Susan Garth

The plaque claims that Garth launched London's first antiques market in Portobello Road, but without a date the claim is impossible to substantiate. See June Aylward's plaque, which at least gives ...

Person, Commerce

1 memorial
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
Sir John Gatti

Sir John Gatti

Born Giovanni Maria Emilio in Switzerland, son of Agostino, of the Gatti family.  Barrister, with inherited business interests in the theatre and electrical power supply.  Westminster councillor fr...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Theatre, Switzerland

1 memorial
John Kemp-Welch

John Kemp-Welch

Say what you like about estate agents, they are sometimes extremely helpful when trying to identify people of property from the past. Courtenays have published some of the history of the Clapham Ab...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial