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Aldersgate

 
 
Aldersgate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
1. Aldersgate Marker
Inscription.

Site of
Aldersgate
demolished
1761

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of London Corporation marker series.
 
Location. 51° 30.996′ N, 0° 5.803′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of St Martins le Grand and Gresham Street on St Martins le Grand. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 St Martins le Grand, City of London, England EC1A 4ER, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The London Wall Walk - 21 (a few steps from this marker); French Protestant Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Northumberland House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bull and Mouth Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooks Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The boundary of St Botolph (within shouting distance of this marker); St Mark's Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Noble Street Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .  Aldersgate (Wikipedia). "Aldersgate
Aldersgate Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
2. Aldersgate Marker - Wide View
The marker is located on the east side of the street, just to the north of the Lord Raglan Pub.
is a Ward of the City of London, named after a gate in the ancient London Wall around the City. The gate also gave its name to Aldersgate Street, which runs north from the site of the former gate towards Clerkenwell....The name Aldersgate is first recorded around 1000 in the form Ealdredesgate, i.e. "gate associated with a man named Ealdrād". The gate, constructed by the Romans in the 2nd or 3rd centuries when London Wall was constructed, probably acquired its name in the late Saxon period....The old gate was taken down in 1617, and rebuilt in the same year from a design by Gerard Christmas. The gate was damaged in the Great Fire of London in 1666 but was repaired and remained until 1761." (Submitted on May 5, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. St Pauls
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Alders Gate image. Click for full size.
circa 1750
3. Alders Gate
This illustration of the gate is taken from the nearby historical marker The London Wall Walk - 21.

King James I first entered into London in 1603 through this gate, hence the outer front was adorned by an equestrian figure of that monarch, flanked by statues of the prophets Samuel and Jeremiah.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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