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Cloth Fair looking east, 1890.<br />
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The fascinating story of the oldest house in London which survived the English Civil War, the Great Fire of London and the Blitz has come to light in a new book.<br />
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On first glance, there seems to be nothing remarkable about 41-42 Cloth Fair, a four bedroom townhouse which is tucked away down a narrow, medieval lane in Farringdon.<br />
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But it was actually built a staggering 403 years ago, making it the oldest house in the City of London.<br />
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Historian Fiona Rule has meticulously researched the history of the house, which today is valued at £5.5million, and its more than 30 owners for her new book 'The Oldest House in London'.