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SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENTRANCE TO APOTHECARIES' HALL AND THE HALL OF THE IRONMONGERS' COMPANY

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENTRANCE TO APOTHECARIES' HALL AND THE HALL OF THE IRONMONGERS' COMPANY

In the narrow way of Water Lane, which lies between Ludgate Hill and Queen Victoria Street, this extremely decorative entry (left) can be seen. It leads by way of a passage to a court in which stands the Hall of the Apothecaries, put up in 1670. Above the door are the company's arms, Apollo riding a python, with two unicorns as supporters. Ironmongers' Hal] (right) was rebuilt on the site of Thanet House, Aldersgate, after an air raid had destroyed the previous premises in Fenchurch Street, July 7, 1917. The Fenchurch Street site was acquired in 1457, and the hall there, only slightly damaged in the Great Fire, was rebuilt 1748 52. About this time the Turkey Company used to hold its meetings in Ironmongers' Hall.

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