Goldsmiths' Hall

Goldsmiths' Hall
   On the east side of Foster Lane, south of Gresham Street, between Foster Lane and Gutter Lane (P.O. Directory).
   Site purchased about 1323.
   First mention: Stow, p. 308.
   He describes it as a proper house but not large.
   Old building erected after the Fire, by Wren, taken down 1829, and new Hall opened 1835. Architect of present Hall, P. Hardwick.
   Maitland says it was originally built by Sir Drew Barentin about 1407 ; since the Fire it has become a stately structure of brick and stone and a spacious Hall (ed. 1775, II. 763).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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