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City of London, England, United Kingdom
 

The Alfred Plaque

 
 
The Alfred Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 29, 2018
1. The Alfred Plaque
Inscription.  
This plaque was erected in 1986 to mark the eleven hundredth anniversary of King Alfred's resettlement of the Roman city of London in 886, after the abandonment of the Saxon town which had existed for some three centuries in the Strand area to the west of the City. At this place a harbour and market were established by 899 to restore trade after the Viking invasions.

Erected by the Museum of London and Wates City of London Properties and unveiled by The Rt. Hon., The Lord Mayor, Sir David Rowe-Ham, G.B.E. on 25th November, 1986.
 
Erected 1986.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 51° 30.606′ N, 0° 5.697′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Upper Thames Street and Kennett Wharf Lane, on the right when traveling east. Located on the Riverside Walk (Thames Path). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC4V 3EH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queenhithe (within shouting distance
The Alfred Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 29, 2018
2. The Alfred Plaque
Beyond the plaque is the River Thames and the Southwark Bridge.
of this marker); Queenhithe Mosaic (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundation Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunlight Wharf (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Walbrook Wharf (about 180 meters away); Whittington Garden (about 210 meters away); St. Thomas the Apostle Church (about 240 meters away); Worshipful Company of Innholders (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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