TQ3280 : The Monument to the Great Fire of London

taken 8 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
More commonly known as "The Monument", this is a 202 ft (61.57 metre) tall column located at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, near to the northern end of London Bridge. It was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City. Its 202ft height represents the distance from the monument to the site of Thomas Farynor, the king's baker's shop in Pudding Lane, where the fire is believed to have started in 1666.

The monument consists of a fluted Doric column built of Portland stone topped with a gilded urn of fire, and was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 January, 2010
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 329 807 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5764N 0:5.1799W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 329 807
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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