Building    From 1571  To 1940

Joiners' and Ceilers' Hall

Categories: Liveries & Guilds

First recorded in 1375 as the Guild of St. James, Garlickhythe, the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers was granted a charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1571. 'Ceilers' work in wood so this is a company of wood craftsmen, but only the ones who use glue and not nails. The ones who join wood together with nails are carpenters. And turners don't join wood, they turn it (obvs). Now we know.

Sometime between 1518 and 1551 a Hall for this company was built on the Upper Thames Street site but it was destroyed in the Great Fire, 1666. It was then rebuilt a number of times between 1680 and 1811. Realising that fate had it in for their Hall the J&C'ers struck on a ruse: they rebuilt it as a warehouse. It worked: this building (pictured) not only brought in revenue but survived until the German bombs arrived in 1940. The City of London then took over the site.

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Joiners' and Ceilers' Hall

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Joiners' and Ceilers' Hall

Site of the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers, 1603 - 179...

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Worshipful Company of Plumbers

Worshipful Company of Plumbers

Ordinances 1365, Grant of Arms 1588. The Plumbers' Hall used to stand in Chequer Yard, where Cannon Street station now stands. The first hall was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. Rebuilt, it co...

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John Harris Miles

John Harris Miles

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers who died in WW1. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Second Lieutenant John Harris Miles was born on 30 May 1886 at 31 Ladbroke Garden...

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1 memorial
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers

Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers

The guild was first chartered in 1568. For Tyler, read Tiler not Taylor, and the connection makes sense. The 1666 Great Fire of London initially appeared to be good for the Company due to a Royal ...

Group, Liveries & Guilds

2 memorials