The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4

Allen, Thomas

1827

Postscript.
In bringing to a conclusion my History of London,
Westminster
, and
Southwark
, I should be ungrateful were I not to acknowledge the assistance I have received at the hands of numerous friends and well wishers.
To E. I. Carlos, esq. I am indebted for the valuable series of architectural surveys of the churches and public buildings of the metropolis, which have graced the preceding volumes. My readers, will, I am certain agree, that the critical taste of this gentleman is not less conspicuous than his extensive knowledge of the architecture of our ancestors.
To the following gentlemen, I tender my sincere thanks:--
To J. Caley, esq. F. R. S., F. S. A,, &c., J. Keech, S. Gregory, and R. Chambers.
In ALDERSGATE WARD. To J. A. Aubert, esq.; Mr. Stacey, secretary to the City of London Literary and Scientific Institution; and Mr. Sheldrake.
To the Rev. Dr. S. Hirschell who has obliged me with information respecting the various synagogues in the ward of
Aldgate
.
In BASSISHAW WARD. To J. Smith, esq. clerk of the company of Coopers.
BILLINGSGATE
. To the warden and court of assistants of the worshipful company of Watermen.
To T. King, clerk of the Marine Society; C. Bleaden, and I. Peacock, esqrs.; Mr. Meesom; Mr. Williams, St. Helens; and Mr. W. Manley, clerk of the Friends' Meeting-house,
Houndsditch
, rendered me every service in their power, in the ward of Bishopsgate.
BREAD-STREET
. To J. Millard, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Cordwainers.
J. D. Towse, clerk of the worshipful company of Fishmonges, claims my special thanks for his kindness in allowing the drawing to be made from sir William Walworth's dagger, and for other favours.
BROAD-STREET
. To the clerk of the worshipful company of Merchant Taylors; N. Simpson, secretary of the South-sea company; and to the master, wardens, and court of assistants of the worshipful company of Drapers, I beg to tender thanks.
To G. G. Young, esq. F. S. A. York herald, and Mr. Hood, ward-clerk, who liberally gave every information required in the ward of Castle Baynard.
CHEAP. To J. Sutton, esq. and C. W. Hick, esq. I am indebted for permission to view and describe the interior of Mercers'-hall; the clerk of the company, J. Barnes, esq. having declined allowing the author to see the hall; conceiving
a survey of the metropolis as perfectly useless.
I beg also to return my thanks to J. Gwilt, esq. F. S. A., and H. Schultes, esq. of the Irish chamber.
COLEMAN-STREET
. To the master and clerk of the worshipful company of Braziers, W. Upcott, and C. F. Partington, esqrs. I am indebted for many acts of friendship.
To C. W. Hick, and J. Ralph, esqrs., to whom I am indebted for liberty to describe the curious crypt of Bow-church, &c. in Cordwainer's ward.
CORNHILL
. To I. P. Adderley, esq.
CRIPPLEGATE. To G. Crompe, esq.; the rev. R. Watts, librarian of Sion college; H. Knapp, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Haberdashers; M. Gregory, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Waxchandlers; and Mr. Spencer, the late governor of the New Prison.
DOWGATE. To R. Monk, esq. ; J. Luttley, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Dyers; and the rev. I. W. Bellamy, master of Merchant
Taylor's
School; I return my best thanks.
To J. Shaw, esq. architect, the rev. G. A. Hatch, rector of St. Matthew,
Friday-street
. J. Harms, esq.; R. Auld, esq. secretary of the Scottish Hospital; and M. Field, esq. librarian of the Medical Institution, who assisted me materially in the wards of Farringdon.
To W. Smith, esq. clerk of the Hudson's Bay company.
QUEENHITHE
. To P. N. Tomlins, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Painter-stainers.
G. Crompe, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Clothworkers; J. Carter. esq.; and the ward clerk, afforded me much information in the ward of
Tower street
.
VINTRY. To the clerk of the worshipful company of Cutlers; C. Martin, esq. clerk of the worshipful company of Vintners; and to the rev. F. Muth, minister of the German
Catholic chapel
; I beg to tender my thanks.
In the city of
WESTMINSTER
, I had fewer particulars to gather than in London; there being no places of consequence but what are open to the public: the remainder are generally private edifices, or residences into which I had no business to intrude.
In
SOUTHWARK
, I beg to return my thanks to R. Lindsay, esq. and G. Gwilt, esq. F. S. A. for numerous acts of kindness.
In conclusion, my thanks are due to my engraver, Mr. Berryman, for the talent he has displayed in the wood department.
The public have, I trust, been gratified with my efforts to produce a concise history and view of the metropolis; a task of no ordinary difficulty, when it is considered that every season adds to it new features. I am aware I have but pursued the same dull path others have trodden before me; but the labour of obtaining and authenticating facts is ever tedious, and often difficult, and as on this point I have been scrupulously particular, I am not without hopes that my industry and research will avail me before the tribunal of public opinion.
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 Title Page
 Dedication
CHAPTER I: Site, local divisions, and government of the City of Westminster; history of the Abbey; Coronation Ceremonies; and lists of the Abbots and Deans
CHAPTER II: Westminster Abbey, and Description of the Tombs and Monuments
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of St. Margaret's Parish
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of St. John's Parish, Westminster
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, Westminster
CHAPTER VI: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. James, Westminster
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Anne, Westminster
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Mary-le-strand
CHAPTER X: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. Clement Danes
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of the parish of st. George, Hanover Square
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of the Precinct of the Savoy
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of the Inns of Court
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of the Precincts of the Charter-house and Ely Place, and the Liberty of the Rolls
 CHAPTER XV: Historical Notices of the Borough of Southwark
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of the parish of St. John, Southwark
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of the parish of St. Thomas, Southwark
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topogrpahy of the parish of St. George's, Southwark
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of St. Saviour's Parish
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of the parist of Christ-church in the County of Surrey
 CHAPTER XXII: A List of the Principal Books, &c that have been published in Illustration of the Antiquities, History, Topography, and other subjects treated of in this Work
 Addenda et Corrigienda
 Postscript