The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3Allen, Thomas
A plain brick building, totally devoid of architectural ornament. It appears from ancient records that Richard de Wllehale, in , confirmed to Paul Butelar this house, and the edifices, in the parish of St. Michael Paternoster church, and St. John upon ; which some time Lawrence Gisors, and his son Peter Gisors, did possess, and afterwards Hugo de Higham; and lieth between the tenement of the said Richard towards the south, and the lane called Horse-shoe-bridge towards the north; and between the way called Paternoster church on the west, and the course of Walbrooke on the east, paying yearly clove of gilliflowers at Easter, and to the priory and convent of St. Mary Overy, This house some time belonged to Simon Dolesty, grocer, mayor in the year .
The hall is a large apartment, with a music gallery at the north end. Over the master's chair is a portrait of Mrs. Margaret Craythorne, widow of John Craythorne, a worthy benefactress, . In the windows are several shields of arms of masters of the company in stained glass. From it appears that the foundation of this hall was laid in .
The court room, which is on the floor, is a handsome apartment, in the windows are shields of stained glass, and over the mantel-piece is another portrait of Mrs. Craythorne, and in the lobby is apparently the original painted on pannel.
On the north side of is the
 She gave the company the Belle Sauvage Inn, Ludgate-hill.