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

Allen, Thomas

1827

Leadenhall, 1790.

 

The use of Leadenhall in my youth (says Stow) was this,

In the part of the north quadrant, on the east side of the north gate, were the common beams for weighing of wool and other wares, as had been accustomed. On the west side of the gate were the scales to weigh meal. The other

three

sides were reserved, for the most part, to the making and resting of the pageants shewed at Midsummer in the watch.

Vide ante, vol. i. p. 199. 276.

The remnant of the sides and quadrants

was employed for the stowage of wool-sacks, but not closed up. The lofts above were partly used by the painters, in working for the decking of pageants and other devices, for beautifying of the watch and watchmen. The residue of the lofts were left out to merchants, the wool winders and packers therein to wind and pack their wools.

Leadenhall was a very large building of free-stone, containing within it large courts or yards, all encompassed with buildings. The building had flat battlements leaded at the top.

On the south side of , and at the north-west corner of , is

 
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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