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Plan of London in 1642 before the Great Fire of London.
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.
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.
But it was actually built a staggering 403 years ago, making it the oldest house in the City of London.
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'.