Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dyers’ Hall

Above: The Dyers’ Hall, on the west side of Dowgate Hill. Most people know what dyers do. Not only were there professionals experimenting with dyeing cloth and wool but many private individuals used to try their hand at dyeing and they … Continue reading

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Skinners’ Hall

Above: Looking at the western side of Dowgate Hill. On the left is part of the Dyers’ Hall. The light coloured building, with its four elegant lamp-posts, is the Skinners’ Hall and the red-brick building (on the right) is the Tallow Chandlers. … Continue reading

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Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

Above: Tallow Chandlers’ Hall on the west side of Dowgate Hill, at the corner of Cloak Lane. Its exterior is not particularly old. Behind the entrance gates, a passageway leads to a courtyard and the 17th century hall. Today’s blog is … Continue reading

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St Swithin, London Stone

Above: The original churchyard of St Swithin is situated at the northern end of Salter’s Hall Court. St Swithin – that’s an unusual dedication to find for a London church. In fact its the only one by that name in … Continue reading

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Mithras, Temple of

Above: Footings of the walls of the Temple of Mithras discovered in the ground in 1954, seen in their original position. Although today the City of London stands on land that was once the Roman township (called Londinium) comparatively little … Continue reading

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Cannon Street in 1891

“London in 1891” William John Loftie was quite a prolific writer of books on London. Some of them carried illustrations drawn by William Luker (Junior). One of Luker’s drawings is shown here – taken from a book called ‘London City’ … Continue reading

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Walbrook Ward Marker

Above: Looking rather dusty, this City Ward marker is behind a large metal grill on the north side of Cloak Lane. It was presumably placed there in 1892. The City of London not only contains a ‘treasure trove’ of buildings … Continue reading

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