History

  • The Monument in 1794

    Introduction

    The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London.

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    Incidents

    Several incidents have taken place at the Monument during the passage of the years, some amusing, some daring and some tragic.

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    During the war

    The Monument has undergone frequent repair and redecoration. In May 1834 it was completely renovated and the gilt-bronze urn at the top re-gilded

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    Design

    Sir Christopher Wren prepared several designs for the Monument and the selection and approval of his final design was made after careful consideration of the several alternative plans which he submitted.

  • The Monument

    Construction

    As ultimately carried out, the Monument is of the Doric order and constructed in Portland Stone.

Restoration images

Repointing column joints after the removal of the
cementitious mortar

4 January 2008

Repointing column joints after the removal of the cementitious mortar

Close-up - Abseilers on the south elevation

4 March 2008

Abseilers attaching the scaffold wrap to the north elevation on the Monument

Erecting site hoarding for the site perimeter

3 August 2007

Work is underway on erecting site hoarding for the site perimeter

Repairs to the historic oak handrail are now underway by specialist carpenters

3 September 2008

Repairs to the historic oak handrail are now underway by specialist carpenters