The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
A modern edifice of brick, built in . Above the entrance in
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