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Noble Street Garden

 
 
Noble Street Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 2, 2018
1. Noble Street Garden Marker
Inscription.
The garden contains remains of London Wall, the Roman and medieval defences of London including the west wall of the original Roman fort. When the defences went out of use, buildings encroached on the wall. Following WW2 bomb damage, 18th and 19th century buildings were partly removed revealing the Roman and medieval defences. It was decided to leave the remains visible at basement level to show the development of building from the Roman period and how the defences were incorporated into later buildings.

The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers was originally formed as a medieval trade guild to regulate the quality of plastering in the City of London and to safeguard the welfare and interests of plasterers. It received its first Royal Charter in 1501, Its current Hall (the fourth), built in 1972, opens onto the Jubilee Garden' established by the Company in 1977. Each year the Company presents a Jubilee Crown to the City of London Corporation as 'rent' for the Garden.

A wild flower meadow has been sown to encourage biodiversity of plants and wildlife and the garden now sustains over 70 different species of wild flower including at least 3 of the 9 ‘sacred’ herbs of the Anglo-Saxons – Mugwort (Artensia Vulgaris), Nettle (Urtica) and Plaintain (Plantago).

Other key meadow species are Yellow Rattle
Noble Street Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 2, 2018
2. Noble Street Garden Marker
A segment of the Roman City Wall, surrounded by modern buildings.
(Rhinanthus Minor), Ladies Bedstraw (Galium Verum), Black Medic (Medicago Lupulina) and Self Heal (Prunella Vulgaris).

To encourage and promote sustainability in the City there is a beehive in the garden maintained by beekeepers from the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers in collaboration with the Plaisterers’ Company. The garden is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).
 
Location. 51° 30.999′ N, 0° 5.748′ 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. Fire prevention (here, next to this marker); The boundary of St Botolph (a few steps from this marker); Coachmakers' Hall (a few steps from this marker); Set in stone (a few steps from this marker); Streets ahead (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. Noble Street Gardens, London Gardens Online. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. London’s Roman City Wall. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. London Wall on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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