Tudor Places

The great survivors: Where to find Tudor buildings which survived the great fire of London of 1666

The great fire destroyed the old medieval city devastating over 400 acres, including over 13,000 houses and 87 out of 109 churches including the mighty medieval St. Paul’s Cathedral. Only a handful of buildings that Tudor Londoners would have known managed to escape the flames which devastated London in 1666.

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London 1666, with the destroyed area shown in pink. In Tudor times the area beyond the city wall (marked black) was mainly fields and a few villages. St. Martins in the fields really was in the fields! Parts of the city wall still stand and can be seen near Tower Hill Tube station and at the Barbican. (The city wall is Roman built between the 2nd or third centuries) 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields and Charing Cross in 1562

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