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

Allen, Thomas

1827

The Kitchen

 

An ancient-looking apartment, in which were enormous chimneys between which was the date of ; adjoining was a small room furnished with stoves.

On the destruction of their hall the company removed to an old building nearly adjoining, which on , was destroyed by fire.

The company erected a new hall upon a different site, being to the north of . It is a large and handsome edifice of brick with a small portico of doric columns supporting an entablature with trygliphs and mutules. It consists in height

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of stories and a sunk area; the centre window of the floor has a pediment ornamented with acroteria; and above it, and filling the place of a window in the upper story, is the arms of the company; the whole has a plain yet respectable appearance. This building was finished in . the court being held on the in that year. The interior is neat; the hall is on the floor, and has a cieling divided into compartments with roses, &c. In this apartment are portraits of J. Bunce, esq. who died , aged ; and G. Humble, esq. who died , aged . Above the mantle-piece, which is of veined marble, is a large tablet of the same surmounted with the company's arms; on the tablet is inscribed, in gilt letters, the date of the erection of the present hall, and the names of the present wardens. The architect was Mr. Pococke. There are several ante-rooms, but there is nothing worthy notice in them.

Near in is the house of

 
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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