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Grey Friars Monastery

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Grey Friars Monastery Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Grey Friars
Monastery
1225-1538

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of London Corporation marker series.
 
Location. 51° 30.957′ N, 0° 6.033′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Newgate Street and Warwick Lane, on the right when traveling west on Newgate Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 7HD, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ's Hospital (here, next to this marker); Royal College of Physicians (within shouting distance of this marker); Vestry House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Giltspur Street Compter (about 90 meters away); Christchurch Greyfriars Garden (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Christ’s Hospital (about 120 meters away); Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial (about 120 meters away); Charles Lamb (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
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Grey Friars Monastery Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Grey Friars Monastery Marker - wide view
Behind the yellow barrier, mounted to the exterior of the building are two blue plaque: the plaque for Grey Friars is on the right, and the plaque for Christ's Hospital on the left.
 Greyfriars, London (Wikipedia). "In London, the Greyfriars was a Conventual Franciscan friary that existed from 1225 to 1538 on a site at the North-West of the City of London by Newgate in the parish of St Nicholas in the Shambles. It was the second Franciscan religious house to be founded in the country. The establishment included a conventual church that was one of the largest in London; a studium or regional university; and an extensive library of logical and theological texts. It was an important intellectual centre in the early fourteenth century, rivaled only by Oxford University in status. Members of the community at that time included William of Ockham, Walter Chatton and Adam Wodeham. It flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, but was dissolved in 1538 at the instigation of Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries. Christ's Hospital was founded in the old conventual buildings, and the church was rebuilt completely by Christopher Wren as Christ Church after the original church was almost completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The building currently standing on the site, designed by Arup, is currently occupied by Merrill Lynch International....It was named after the friars' practice of wearing grey habits." (Submitted on July 25, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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