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

Allen, Thomas

1827

Butchrers' Hall.

The hall of the company of Butchers is a large edifice of brick, and was evidently erected only a few years after the great fire. The entrance is supported on each side by columns of the Ionic order, with garlands suspended from the volutes. The hall is on the ground-floor; it has a handsome screen, and the ceiling is finished in stucco, beautifully worked. The walls are wainscotted about feet in height all round, and over the master's chair is a bust of W. Beckford, esq. alderman of this ward. A noble staircase leads to the court-room, which has a richly ornamented ceiling in plaister. The chimney-piece is ornamented with foliage, fruit, &c.; above it a pediment with the companies' arms, and a painting of Peter's vision.

In this room are the following portraits: -quarter lengths of J. Harwood, esq. T. Dalby, esq. , J. Pocklington, esq. , and P. Mellish, esq. , sheriff of London.

A half length portrait of Henry VIII, in his cap and jewel, and a full length of George II.

Above the door of entrance is a bust of W. Beckford, esq. similar to the in the hall.

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At the north end the master's chair, ornamented by he royal arms.

In the parlour is a curious and massy oak table, of considerable solidity. The legs, of which there are , represent vases of elegant form and workmanship.

In the parish of St. Mary-hill there was a place called , which was either house, or else so many rooms or chambers, which formerly belonged to some chantry; the rent whereof went towards the maintaining of a priest to pray superstitiously for the soul of the deceased, who left those for that use. These, with other lands and tenements in the city, and elsewhere, were sold by king Edward VI. to Thomas Heybarn and Thomas Brand, for the sum of and a penny.

 
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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