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THE GUILDHALL CRYPT AND THE RED TUDOR GATEWAY OF LINCOLN'S INN

THE GUILDHALL CRYPT AND THE RED TUDOR GATEWAY OF LINCOLN'S INN

The Guildhall, the noble headquarters of the Corporation of the City of London, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, 1666. But the crypt (left), belonging to the original building begun in 1411. survived, and does so to this day. It is entered from the Museum under the Library, and its ribbed roof supported on pillars is virtually unchanged in appearance since medieval days. The fine red brick gateway (right) in Chancery Lane, which is the, chief entrance to Lincoln's Inn, was built by Sir Thomas Lovell, Speaker of the House of Commons, in 1518. His arms, together with those of Henry VIII and Henry de Lacey, Earl of Lincoln, after whom Lincoln's Inn takes its name, are set above the archway.

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