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Mercers' Company

Records go back to 1348. From the Guild‘s website: "In its widest sense mercery could describe all merchandise, although in London the term evolved to mean the trade specifically in luxury fabrics, such as silk, linen, hemp-cloth and fustian, and in a large variety of miscellaneous 'piece goods' such as bedding, headwear, ribbons, laces and purses."

At Queen's Theatre you can see a Mercers' maiden. This is the symbol of the Mercers' Company and was used to mark their property. It can be seen on various buildings across London. Richard R gives more information.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Mercers' Company

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Coburg Dwellings

Coburg Dwellings This block was built by the Mercers Company in 1904. It was ...

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Mercers’ Maiden

Discovering London suggests that this might be the oldest inscription in London.

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Widening Long Acre

Eight feet of ground from the stone of this house were given by the Mercers' ...

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Mercers' Company

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Bridge of Aspiration

{Beneath the crest of the Royal Ballet School:} The Bridge of Aspiration, the...

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Covent Garden Jubilee Market Hall

Covent Garden Jubilee Market Hall

The original Jubilee Market, to the left of this Jubilee Market Hall, was erected in 1904. 

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
W. Bailey Ltd

W. Bailey Ltd

Trader at Covent Garden Market at its original site.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Jonathan Tyers

Jonathan Tyers

Born on Bermondsey Street. Initially worked in his family's wool, skin and fur business. In 1729 he acquired the lease for what would become Vauxhall Gardens and transformed it into a successful, f...

Person, Commerce

1 memorial
East India Company

East India Company

Formed as a trading company but went on to effectively rule India, on behalf of the British. Was involved in the slave trade.

Group, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Indian Sub-continent

3 memorials