Leathersellers' Hall
   At the east end of Saint Helen's Place, at No. 13 (P.O. Directory). In Bishopsgate Ward Within.
   Erected in 1878. Architect, G. A. Wilson.
   The original Hall was the Hall of the dissolved Priory of St. Helen's purchased with other buildings belonging to the Priory by the Leathersellers' Company, 35 H. VIII. (Lond. I. p.m. III. 143).
   They afterwards rebuilt the Hall on the same site and it remained there until 1799, when it was taken down for the formation of St. Helen's Place and another hall erected further east on the present site 1820-2, Architect, W. F. Pocock (Cox, St. Helen's). (There is a description of the old Hall in Gent. Mag. Lib. XV. 296-8.)
   Prior to this purchase in 35 H. VIII. the Leathersellers had their Hall in the parish of All Hallows London Wall, in Broad Street Ward, 15 H. VIII. 1523 (L. and P. H. VIII. III. Pt. 2, p. 1515).
   Their gardens there are mentioned in 35 H. VIII. 1543 as abutting on the northern boundary of the Drapers' Hall and Gardens (ib. XVIII. Pt. 1, p. 528), and the Hall probably occupied the site of Leathersellers' Buildings, the present Copthall Avenue.
   It is interesting to note that in 25 Eliz. 1584 the tenement of the Art of the Leathersellers in the parish of All Hallows in the Wall had been then lately divided into several tenements (Lond. I. p.m. III. p. 70).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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