The Monument

The Monument (HM1Z2Q)

Location: London, England EC3R Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.6', W 0° 5.159'

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This monument designed by Sir Christopher Wren was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London 1666 which burned for three days consuming more than 13,000 houses and devastating 436 acres of the City. The Monument is 202 ft in height, being equal to the distance westward from the bakehouse in Pudding Lane where the fire broke out. It took six years to construct 1671 - 1677. The balcony is reached by a spiral stairway of 311 steps and affords panoramic views of the metropolis. A superstructure rises from the balcony and supports a copper vase of flames.
The allegorical sculpture on the pedestal above was executed by Caius Gabriel Cibber.

St Magnus the Martyr Fish Street Hill to the south leads to St Magnus the Martyr (a Wren church) alongside which is the ancient footpath which led to the first London Bridge
HM NumberHM1Z2Q
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Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702206 N 5710567
Decimal Degrees51.51000000, -0.08598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.6', W 0° 5.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 36" N, 0° 5' 9.54" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , London England EC3R, GB
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