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THE MERCHANT ADVENTURERS AT YORK, AND THE GUILDHALL AT TOTNES

THE MERCHANT ADVENTURERS AT YORK, AND THE GUILDHALL AT TOTNES

The Merchant Adventurers of York came into existence in the mid-fourteenth century, and the Great Hall, shown in the photograph (bottom), is the outstanding feature of their buildings at No. 40, Fossgate, which arose while the fifteenth century was yet young. Beneath this chamber is a chapel of the same date. Herein a service is still held annually, thus keeping alive the old-time intimate association between Church and Trade Guilds. The Totnes Guildhall (top), with its striking granite loggia, belongs mainly to the seventeenth century.

Other pictures from Guilds and the Guildhall in Civic Life


A MODERN GUILDHALL ON THE SITE OF AN ANCIENT SANCTUARY

GREAT HALL OF S. MARY'S, COVENTRY, AND LAVENHAM'S TIMBER-FRAME GUILDHALL

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