Smithfield Market: Its Remarkable General Market, those Curious Columns and the Museum of London
Lecture by Fellow Dr Jennifer Freeman FSA
The architect of the General Market, Sir Horace Jones, was also the architect of Billingsgate and Leadenhall Market and Tower Bridge. His work in the City of London will be discussed, with emphasis on the phenomenal achievement at the General Market. Dr Jennifer Freeman took Sir Horace Jones as the subject of her post-grad thesis at the Architectural Association and wrote the recent report for Save Britain's Heritage, "The Curious Case of the Phoenix Columns in Smithfield General Market". The report followed the Secretary of State's refusal of planning permission for a radical reworking of the site in 2014. The Museum of London now proposes to move here.
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