Monkwell square (northern part) is the newer name for Hart street along which the Roman wall travelled along just to the north; and as far as St Giles church where the Roman Wall turnes directlry southwards.
[repeated from walk the wall 4]
The wall travelled roughly westwards and then roughly southwards around what is now Monkwell square. The City Wall and Tower is marked on the google earth image below. It puts it into context, with St Giles church and its churchyard just above this mapping.
It then runs down the western side of St Olaves church to Falcon square; followed by being to the left of Noble street southwards; and then turning sharp left and westwards between what was the Castle and Falcon Hotel, and St Ann And St Agnes church. And so to Aldersgate street.
Not many people know this, well maybe they do. The Museum of London at the Barbican is inside of the Aldersgate street rotunda, the address is actually 150 London Wall. London is quite confusing, as it is vast, and changes drastically through time.
Early maps tend to show the line of the London Wall, and along with google earth, you can often map the comparisons. It’s all there, just not always in the expected places. Some of it is also now hidden inside newer buildings, behind office blocks or just demolished.
The last section of thei post takes us to the junction of Aldersgate street (the southern end), and St Martins le Grand. It includes the site of the Mourning Bush Tavern, latterly called the Raglan Hotel, and more latterly the Lord Raglan. In Elizabethan times, it had been known as the Fountain. It was still in existence in 2007, and appears to be a Greene King pub now, although I know Greene King have been selling off all of their pubs.
The wall then turns west and passes the other very old inn, the Bull and Mouth, latterly the Queens Hotel from 1831 to 1888. This became the exact site of the new General Post Office ; and what appears to remain of this is now the Postmans Park.
St. Botolph, Aldersgate churchyard, South side.
In 1887, in clearing a site for post-office buildings, a stretch of 131 feet of the wall was exposed. The inner face of the wall now forms the North side of the basement area. A total height of 14 feet 4 inches of Roman work was seen.
I am not certain what has happened to the section of wall – more to follow on that subject..
Next section is the Christ’s Hospital site – sections 32 to 35