Building From 1440 To 1941
On their own website the Cordwainers declare that they have had in fact only 5 halls, not the excessive 6 stated on the plaque. The last was built in 1909 but suffered bomb damage in WW2, which can be seen in a City of London image. Our picture shows the penultimate hall, designed by Sylvanus Hall in 1788. We can find no information about the preceding three halls except that one was lost in the Great Fire along with many of the Company’s records.