Haberdashers' Hall
   On the east side of Staining Lane and the north side of Gresham Street, at No. 33 (P.O. Directory). Behind the Post Office. In Cripplegate Ward Within.
   First mention: 25 H. VIII. (1533) (Lond. I. p.m. I. 50).
   The site was bequeathed to the Company in 1478 by William Baker, and comprised in all about half an acre of ground, of which an accurate plan has been preserved amongst the Company's documents.
   Burnt in the Fire 1666 and rebuilt by Sir. C. Wren in 1667.
   Again damaged by fire 1864. Restored and richly decorated, and a new entrance constructed in Gresham Street.
   In 1591 the Hall was in St. Paul's Churchyard (L. and P. Ed. VI. III. p. 151).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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