Temple Bar, London, 18th century

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Temple Bar, London, in the 18th century, standing in its original position at the beginning of Fleet Street, the entrance to the City of London. Traitors’ heads are displayed on pikes. A sedan chair negotiates the crowded street. Temple Bar, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was erected 1669-72, dismantled 1878 and re-erected at Theobalds Park, Hertfordshire, dismantled again 2003 and re-erected as the entrance to the Paternoster Square redevelopment near St Paul’s Cathedral.