GOLDEN BOY of PYE CORNER

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Golden Boy of Pye Corner

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner is a carved wooden figure covered in gold on the corner wall of a building at the junction of Giltspur Street with Cock Lane, EC1. As it says below, the statue "was erected to commemorate the staying of the Great Fire which beginning at Pudding Lane was ascribed to the Sin of Gluttony when not attributed to the papists as on the Monument and the Boy was made prodigiously fat to enforce the moral he was originally built into the front of a public-house called the Fortune of War which used to occupy this site and was pulled down in 1910."

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Giltspur Street
County
London
Post Code
EC1A 9DD
Main Historic Period
Stuart
Tip/Nearby
Smithfield Market, Old Bailey
Primary Management
Unknown

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