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The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, City of London

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Latitude: 51.5173 / 51°31'2"N

Longitude: -0.1016 / 0°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 531819

OS Northings: 181524

OS Grid: TQ318815

Mapcode National: GBR PB.B8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6446

Plus Code: 9C3XGV8X+W9

Entry Name: The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

Listing Date: 5 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199487

Location: Farringdon, City of London, London, EC1A

County: City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Farringdon Without

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/06/2017

TQ 3181 NE

Nos 1 to 4 (consec) The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

(Formerly listed as Nos 1 to 4 (consec), GILTSPUR STREET)


Late C19, much altered. Listed only for late C17 carved and painted figure of naked boy on bracket, set into return wall to Cock Lane. Erected to mark the point where The Great Fire of 1666 was finally extinguished. The figure was formerly winged and had the inscription on the breast and arms "This boy is in memory put up for the late Fire of London occasioned by The Sin of Gluttony, 1666" [RCHM].

Listing NGR: TQ3181981524

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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