The Monument stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill in the City of London.
Several incidents have taken place at the Monument during the passage of the years, some amusing, some daring and some tragic.
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
Sir Christopher Wren prepared several designs for the Monument and the selection and approval of his final design was made after careful consideration of…
As ultimately carried out, the Monument is of the Doric order and constructed in Portland Stone.
Altogether three Latin inscriptions were devised covering three panels of the pedestal.
The sculpture on the west panel of the pedestal, facing Fish Street Hill, is a basso-relievo by Caius Gabriel Cibber.
The first church lost to the Great Fire was St. Margaret New Fish Street; it was not rebuilt, the parish being united with St.…