No smoking near the site of St Mildred’s Church in London, UK

London, UK, images; churches

Increased commercial use of the City of London resulting a decrease of residential population coupled with want of space necessitated the Union of Benefices Act 1860, which permitted the demolition of selected churches to make room for commercial developments and larger railway stations.

The site of St Mildred’s is marked with a blue plaque. St Mildred’s was badly damaged in the Great Fire of London 1666 and re-built. With the demolition, the cemetery was emptied and the dead re-buried in the City of London Cemetery.

A plaque commemorating the site of St Mildred's Church, Poultry, City of London
A plaque commemorating the site of St Mildred’s Church, Poultry, City of London
Today's law and order: "No smoking outside this site entrance" sign next to the plaque reminding of St Mildred's Church
Today’s law and order: “No smoking outside this site entrance” sign next to the plaque reminding of St Mildred’s Church

No smoking outside this side entrance. Please use the smoking area provided. Any persons found to be smoking in the restricted zone will be cautioned.”

Old Kent Road Fire Station, SE1

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