Africa House
   On the south side of Leadenhall Street, Nos. 44 to 46, east of Billiter Street. In Aldgate Ward.
   First mention: " African House" (O. and M. 1677). Part of the site was then occupied by Whitchurch House. Strype calls it" Royal African House" (ed. 1720 and 1755).
   Originally the offices of the Royal African Company, a trading Company formally established by Act of Parliament, 23 George II. The Company seems to have been formed as early as 1588, and before coming to Leadenhall Street, they had their offices in Warnford Court, in Broad Street Ward (L. and P. Chas. II.1672, D.S. XII. p.87). The original Company got into debt and surrendered their Charter to the Crown, assigning their estates to a new company incorporated in 1672 as the Royal African Company. The house in Leadenhall Street was pulled down in the 18th century to enlarge the East India Warehouse in Billiter Lane and in 1766 the offices were in Cooper's Court, Cornhill, being removed later to 3 Suffolk Lane, Cannon Street. The Charter was recalled in 1821 and the Company's possessions on the west coast of Africa incorporated into the colony of Sierra Leone. Strype says that Sir Nicholas Throgmorton lodged in the house in Leadenhall Street before the Company went to it (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 54). Now occupied as warehouses, etc.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Africa House Hotel — (Занзибар,Объединенная Республика Танзания) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • The Africa House — Infobox Book name = The Africa House title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Christina Lamb illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject = genre = Biography, Travel publisher = Viking Penguin… …   Wikipedia

  • New Africa House — The New Africa House, formerly known as Mills House, is an academic building and former dormitory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst built in the Georgian revival style with art deco accents. It is part of the Central Residential Area at… …   Wikipedia

  • House Sparrow — Male in Australia Female in England …   Wikipedia

  • House church — (or home church ) is an informal term for an independent assembly of Christians intentionally gathering in a home or on other grounds not normally used for worship services, as opposed to a church building, due to specific beliefs. They may meet… …   Wikipedia

  • House Dance International — (“HDI”) is an annual street dance festival based in New York City that highlights the art forms of House dance, Vogue, Hustle, Waacking and Experimental, all of which are performed to house music or derivatives of electronic dance music. The… …   Wikipedia

  • House Crow — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • House of Anubis — Título El misterio de Anubis (Latinoamérica) Misterio en Anubis (España) Género Misterio Drama Creado por …   Wikipedia Español

  • Africa Regent Guest House — (Дурбан,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • Africa U.S.A. Park — Africa USA was an African wildlife tourist attraction that was open from 1953 until 1961. The park was located in Boca Raton, Florida on convert|300|acre|km2 of land near U.S. 1. Africa USA was truly a theme park before its time, with animals… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”