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A MODERN GUILDHALL ON THE SITE OF AN ANCIENT SANCTUARY

A MODERN GUILDHALL ON THE SITE OF AN ANCIENT SANCTUARY

The present Middlesex Guildhall, facing the Houses of Parliament, was only completed in 1913, but it occupies a site historically famous. For here was once the Westminster Sanctuary, 'which held its privileges up to the Reformation, and of which the actual building survived until 1775. There have been three buildings since, each larger 'than its predecessor, to meet the growing needs of the county administration. There is some fine carving over the main entrance. The statue seen in the foreground is that of Abraham Lincoln.

Other pictures from Guilds and the Guildhall in Civic Life


BLACK AND WHITE TOWN HALL AT THAXTED, ONCE A CLOTH HALL

THE MERCHANT ADVENTURERS AT YORK, AND THE GUILDHALL AT TOTNES

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