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Fire prevention

 
 
Fire Prevention Marker image. Click for full size.
March 20, 2018
1. Fire Prevention Marker
Inscription.
The Great Fire of London of 1666 burned this far but was stopped by the City Wall, saving areas further north and northwest from destruction. Later on, parts of the City Wall were demolished whilst others were incorporated into new buildings, now built in brick or stone as an anti-fire measure. This part of Noble Street saw the rise of new offices and warehouses for the garment and cloth trade, and a 19th-century brick wall still preserves its line.

The City in 1666
Fire destroyed much of the city (shaded area) and redevelopments here led to the remains of the Wall disappearing from view.
 
Location. 51° 31.002′ N, 0° 5.746′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Noble Street and London Wall, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC2V 7EE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noble Street Garden (here, next to this marker); Coachmakers' Hall (a few steps from this marker); Set in stone (a few steps from this marker); The boundary of St Botolph (a few steps from this marker); Streets ahead
Fire prevention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 2, 2018
2. Fire prevention Marker
A segment of the Roman City Wall, surrounded by modern buildings.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pewterers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Out of the ashes (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary Staining (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .
1. Londonís Roman City Wall. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. London Wall on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2018.   2. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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