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