Golden Boy of Pye Corner

Golden Boy Of Pye Corner

Golden Boy of Pye Corner

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The Golden Boy of Pye Corner is a small monument located on the corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane in Smithfield, London.

It was erected where the Great Fire of London (1666) stopped and it bears the following inscription:<!-- Please do not alter the following as it is exactly what the inscription reads - so set it as a quote but carve a Wikilink into it! -->

<blockquote>This Boy is in Memmory Put up for the late FIRE of LONDON Occasion'd by the Sin of Gluttony.</blockquote>

The statue was originally built into the front of a public house called The Fortune of War which used to occupy this site but was demolished in 1910.<!-- Note: WGS84 lat/long, converted from OSGB36 grid ref -->

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