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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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located on the Riverside Walk (Thames Path). Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC4V 3EH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queenhithe (within shouting distance of this marker); Queenhithe Mosaic (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundation Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunlight Wharf
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.
(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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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