The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
This building formerly stood in , and was removed into this ward in . It is a neat building, divided into stories; the basement is rusticated, and consists of an arched window, with doors, above each of which are relievos; and over the window the arms of the company. The upper story consists of coupled pilasters of the Ionic order: between which is a large window with an arched head, divided into lights by attached columns; the whole is finished with a pediment. The hall is on the floor, and is a handsome room, the ceiling enriched with scrolls, &c. There are some paintings in the room of historical subjects, but only portrait; it is a half-length, and has above the head
It represents him as being of a fair complexion, with a short beard; his dress is a falling ruff and slashed doublet.
The mantle-piece is of marble, with a figure of the god Thames, above which are the arms of the company. Over the door of entrance are the royal arms. The master's chair, which is handsomely carved, was given by the rulers in .
Adjoining to the last building is the
a mean erection. In the court-room is a full-length portrait of deputy Kettermaster.
Over the gate of ward schools, , is an
|alto relievo in pieces, the upper half contains a representation of our Saviour standing upon clouds, attended by an army of seraphim; bearing in his right hand a banner ensigned with a cross; at his feet the fallen angel, on the lower piece of stone the resurrection is exemplified by various figures rising from the graves. The whole subject is much defaced; some of the figures have lost their heads, and it is highly probable that the sculpture was executed prior to the great fire, which partially damaged this street, and which probably occasioned the partial mutilation the figures have sustained.|
is so called
* In this lane it was that the dreadful fire of began. On the house where this calamity broke out was the following inscription:--
At the time Maitland made his survey (i. e. ), he says
At the north end of this lane, on the east side, is
 This portrait has been engraved at the expence of Mr. Tyrrel of Guildhall-yard.