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London Stone Returns

Above: The stone on display once more beside Cannon Street, within the new stonework. London Stone may have stood in almost the same place for about 2,000 years. All sorts of theories exist about what was special about the stone … Continue reading

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Innholders’ Hall

Above: The hall standing on the south side of College Street. Dowgate Hill is in the distance on the far left. Innholders were quite simply the owners of an inn. In Norman times most pilgrims and anyone else who needed … Continue reading

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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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