The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas

1827

The Auction Mart.

The extent of business done at some adjacent coffee houses, more especially Garraway's in Change alley, induced a number of the London auctioneers to subscribe a sufficient sum to erect an edifice wholly devoted to their business: and in the stone of the new building in , called the auction mart, was laid. Here sales are registered, town and country newspapers filed, estates and personal property sold. The principal front in St. Bartholomew's lane, consists of a centre and side divisions, made in height into stories, besides a sunk basement, the area of which is fronted by a ballustrade. The centre is occupied by orders in succession; the lower a bad Doric, consisting of engaged columns and antae, supporting the entablature of the order; the upper order, Ionic, has fluted columns surmounted by an entablature and pediment; on the ground floor are entrances in the intercolumniations of the lower order, which lead into a hall decorated with Ionic columns, in which is a staircase leading to the upper story; the arrangement of the hall has been much injured by recent alterations; the lateral divisions consist of stories externally, and inside, the ground floor and mezzanine story are occupied as offices; the auction rooms are in the and upper floors, the latter being lighted by lantern lights. The architect was the late John Walters, esq.

At the west extremity of this ward,

says Mr. Maitland,

in Scalding alley, was formerly a large house known by the name of Scalding house, or Scalding wicke; because the ground, for the most part, was then employed by poulterers, who dwelt in the

High-street

, from Stocks-market (the site of the mansion house) to the great conduit. Their poultry, which they sold at their stalls, was scalded in this place.

The street yet bears the name of the Poultry. This Scalding alley was once parted by the water of Wallbrook from Cheap Ward.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
CHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
CHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
CHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
CHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
CHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
CHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
CHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
CHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
CHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
CHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
CHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
CHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
CHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
CHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
CHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
CHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
CHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
CHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
CHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
CHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
CHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
CHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
CHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
CHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
CHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
CHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward