The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2

Allen, Thomas




The of this company are per chevron, and covered salts,


or. sprinkling, . A cubi arm erect, issuing from clouds, all ; holding a covered salt, or, sprinkling salt, ar. . otters bezantee, ducally collared and chained .

This company, though of considerable antiquity, as appears from a grant of a livery made to it by Richard II. in the year , was regularly incorporated by queen Elizabeth, in the year , under the appellation of

the master, wardens, and commonalty, of the art, or mystery, of salters, of London.

The members are,

usually termed dry-salters, and deal in logwood, cochineal, pot-ashes, and in short, in almost every chemical preparation.

They are governed by a master, wardens, and a court of assistants.

The ancient hall of this company, which stood in , was destroyed by fire in the year , as was also the re-edified building, in the conflagration of . The present Salter's-hall, an elegant structure, stands in .


[] The arms were granted in the 20th year of Henry VIII. by Thomas Benolt, Clarencieux, the crest and supporters by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1587. The whole confirmed 1634.

[] Mal. Lond. Red. vol. iv. p. 623.

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 Title Page
 CHAPTER I: History of London, from the Accession of William and Mary, to the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER II: History of London during the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER III: History of London from the Accession of George the Third, to the year 1780
 CHAPTER IV: History of London continued to the Union
 CHAPTER V: History of London from the Union to the Jubilee, 1809
 CHAPTER VI: History of London from the Jubilee to the Peace of 1814
 CHAPTER VII: History of London continued to the accession of George the Fourth
 CHAPTER VIII: Account of the Civil Government of the City by Portreves, Bailiffs, and Mayors, with a list of the latter...
 CHAPTER IX: An account of the Aldermen and Sheriffs, with a list of the latter
CHAPTER X: Lists and brief Accounts of the various Officers and Courts within the City
CHAPTER XI: Some account of the Ecclesiastical Government of the city of London, with a List and Biographical Notices of the Bishops of the see
CHAPTER XII: Some Account of the Military Government of London, and the Artillery Company
CHAPTER XIII: An Account of the twelve principal Companies of the City of London
CHAPTER XIV: An Account of the Companies of the City of London, alphabetically arranged
 CHAPTER XV: An Account of the River Thames
CHAPTER XVI: Historical and topographical account of London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, and the Thames Tunnel
CHAPTER XVII: Topographical and Historical Account of the Tower of London