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Ludgate

Categories: London Wall

Site was just to the west of St Martin's church. Rebuilt: 1215, 1450, 1586. 1666 destroyed in Great Fire and rebuilt in 1670 when a statue of the mythical King of the Britons, King Lud, was placed on the east side and one of the very real Queen Elizabeth on the west side. The Ludgate was finally demolished in 1760. For much of its life the rooms above the gate were used as a prison.

See Cripplegate for the full list of 8 gates of old London.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Ludgate

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King Cadwaladr

St Martin within Ludgate King Cadwal built the first church here, just inside...

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Ludgate

Site of Ludgate demolished 1760. The Corporation of the City of London

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Cripplegate

Cripplegate

Cripplegate was originally the northern entrance to the Roman fort, built c.AD120. This Roman gate probably remained in use until at least the late Saxon period when it is mentioned in 10th and 11t...

Building, London Wall

1 memorial
Aldersgate

Aldersgate

Sometimes used as a prison and to display the remains of gruesomely executed traitors. Taken down and rebuilt in 1617, damaged in the Great Fire of 1666 but not finally removed until 1761, to impro...

Building, London Wall

1 memorial
Aldgate

Aldgate

Originally a Roman gate it was rebuilt a number of times:  1108–47, 1215, 1607-09. As a customs official Chaucer lived in the rooms above the gate, 1374-1386. The Cass Charity school used the upper...

Building, London Wall

2 memorials
Medieval bastion

Medieval bastion

First conserved in 1959 by the Ministry of Works when it was in the basement of the then new General Post Office.  The picture source is a report by the developers of the current building. 

Building, London Wall

1 memorial
London Wall

London Wall

This Alan Eisen flickr page will take you on a walk of the Wall, showing many of the blue-bordered plaques. The Museum of London created a 2 mile long London Wall Walk in 1983, marked with 23 love...

Building, London Wall, Romans

6 memorials