Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Ironmongers' HallOn the north side of Fenchurch Street at 1171/2 (P.O. Directory). In Aldgate Ward, east of Fishmonger Alley.First mention : S. 141, 148.Site acquired 1457. Rebuilt 1587.The old Hall, an Elizabethan building on the present site, escaped the Fire and was used for service in 1673 by the parishioners of All Hallows, Staining (Povah, 308-10).The Turkey Company held their meetings here (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 164).Scorched by the Fire 1666, but not burnt down.Hall rebuilt 1748-52 (ib. ed. 1755, I. 485). Archt., Thos. Holden.
From: 'Ironmongers' Hall', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 26 November 2005.
Ironmongers' Hall, Fenchurch StreetDrawn by Tho. H. Shepherd. Engraved by J. C. Armytage. Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, (n.d. 1757?) London.http://www.londonancestor.com/views/vb-iron.htm
"The relationship between the Ironmongers' Company and the iron industry was greatly affected by the sudden concentration of the smelting and founding of iron in the Midlands and north of Britain, where there were abundant supplies of iron ore and coal, so that the activities of the Company in London were reduced to the administration of charities, participation in the affairs of the City, and its own domestic affairs. In 1457 the Company bought buildings in Fenchurch Street and converted them into a Hall, which was later enlarged. It was rebuilt in 1587 and escaped the Great Fire of 1666. A third Hall was built in 1745 on the same site. In the First World War, on 7th July 1917, during a raid by about twenty German aeroplanes, it was damaged by a bomb. After the war, the site was sold and the building demolished. The land in Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate Street, on which the present Hall stands, was bought in 1922 and the Hall was opened on 17th June 1925." http://www.ironhall.co.uk/company/index.htm
Ironmonger's Hall as a venue todayPhotographic images of the several lovely rooms in the Hall as and where it is now; in the Diary days it was also well-appointed and more centrally located.http://www.ironhall.co.uk/hall/index.htm
Location of Ironmongers' Hallnear the right edge halfway up at the intersection of Fenchurch Street and Billeter Lane, s. of Billeter Square
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