The Monument

A history of England in 100 places: The Monument

21st March 2018 • News

A history of England in 100 places: The Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London has been included in Historic England’s ‘Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 places’ campaign.

The list aims to highlight 100 places, buildings and historical sites that tell the remarkable story of England and its impact on the World. The Monument was nominated by the public for the category ‘Loss and Destruction’ and selected by classicist Mary Beard. It was highlighted that The Monument stands as both a commemoration of the devastating fire and a celebration of the City being rebuilt.

Mary Beard said The Monument is “one of the most lasting memorials to a disaster ever, which is still written into the street scenes, geography and place names of modern London.”

Others selected for this category include the Hillsborough Football Stadium, The Crystal Palace and The Mary Rose.

Nominations are still open for some categories. Visit the Historic England website to find out more.

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