The Golden Boy of Pye Corner
'The Fortune of War' was the chief house of call north of the river for resurrectionists in body snatching days years ago The landlord used to show the room where on benches round the walls the bodies were placed, labelled with the snatchers' names waiting till the surgeons at Saint Bartholomew's could run round and appraise them
Location. 51° 31.034′ N, 0° 6.089′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane, on the left when traveling north on Giltspur Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 9DD, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Lamb (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Fusiliers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial
More about this marker. The marker is located directly across the street from St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
Also see . . .
1. Great Fire of London (Wikipedia). "The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall. It threatened but did not reach the aristocratic district of Westminster, Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
2. The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (Historic UK). (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
3. The Golden Boy at Pye Corner (Atlas Obscura). "A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony." (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.