Thursday, 14 May 2020

Significant Fires

1598: 409 houses  total loss £150,000 (£39,000,000 today)  Snell
1612: 600 houses  total loss £200,000 (£52,600,000 today)  Snell
1661: 45 houses  total loss £2,770 (£523,000 today)  Snell
1676: 3 houses  Snell
1726: 5 houses  Boyce
1730: 15 houses  Snell
1731: 298 houses  total loss £60,000 (£14,000,000 today)  Snell
1738: 10 houses  Boyce
1739: 10 houses  Boyce
1751: 10 to 12 houses  Boyce
1762: 20 houses  Snell
1773: 5 houses  Boyce
1785: 47 houses  total loss £2,000 (£316,000 today)  Snell
1788: 20 houses  Boyce

Current cost equivalents calculated with the Bank of England's Inflation Calculator.

"Woeful News" - The 1612 Fire Account
"Woeful News" - The 1612 Fire Account

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