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

Allen, Thomas

1827

Sadler's Hall.

A modern edifice of brick, built in . Above the entrance in

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are the companies arms, a short passage leads to a small paved court, on the north side of which is the hall. The ground floor consists of a spacious lobby with bronzed fluted pillars. An arched window on the staircase contains the arms of the company in stained glass. The hall is on the floor and is a large plain apartment. At end is a neat screen formed of Ionic pillars painted to imitate verd antique, supporting a recessed orchestra; in the arched windows at the other end, are the royal arms, the companies, and the city's, in stained glass.

The court and committee room is an elegant apartment, adorned with a half-length portrait of queen Anne, with the sceptre in her right hand.

In the dining room is a full length portrait of Frederic, prince of Wales, grandfather of his present majesty, who was chosen perpetual master of this company, in . He is in the robes of the order of the garter.

On the west side of , is Embroiderer's-hall, a modern edifice, at present occupied by Messrs. W. and J. Morley, warehousemen. The entrance, which is of artificial stone, is rusticated, and surmounted by the arms of the company.

, which is annexed to , , stood at the south-west corner of in . It was an ancient foundation, in the patronage of the abbot and monastery of St. Alban's till the dissolution of that religious house. King Henry VIII. granted it to lord Wriothesley, ancestor to the late earls of Southampton; in which family the right of patronage continued to the year , when, by the death of Thomas, earl of Southampton, it descended to of his daughters; by which means it came to the Montague family, so that the right of presentation to St. Matthew, , and St. Peter Cheap, united, is alternately in the bishop of London and the Montague family.

At the south end of , and in the middle of , formerly stood

 
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 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