TQ3280 : City of London: London Stone

taken 10 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

City of London: London Stone
City of London: London Stone
It is a shame it is so ill-lit indeed stumbling upon this curiosity it was not easy even to see in the chamber with the naked eye, until bending down to observe the better lit top of the stone.

The plaque reads:
This is a fragment of the original piece of limestone once securely fixed in the ground now fronting Cannon Street Station.
Removed in 1742 to the north side of the street, in 1798 it was built into the south side of the Church of St. Swithun London Stone which stood here until demolished in 1962.
Its origin and purpose are unknown but in 1188 there was a reference to Henry, son of Eylwin de Londenstane, subsequently Lord Mayor of London.
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Sunday, 8 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 12 July, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 326 809 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7091N 0:5.3732W
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