mobile nav


Worshipful Company of Butchers

Group  From 1540 

From the Butchers' website: "Five of our seven Halls were burned down including destruction in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The fourth Hall, in Pudding Lane, was subject to a compulsory purchase order in 1883 when it was demolished to make way for The Metropolitan District Line ... the Hall in Bartholomew Court suffered considerable damage from a large bomb dropped from a Zeppelin in 1915 and again after a V1 bomb landed in the courtyard in July 1944. Our current Hall {87 Bartholomew Close, EC1} was opened by the Bishop of London in 1960 ..."

The website is not clear but we think the photo must show the WW2 bomb damage.

'Bartholomew Court' was probably close to, or the actual, location of the current Butchers Hall, between Little Britain and Bartholomew Close.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Worshipful Company of Butchers

Information Commemorated at

Smithfield - Butchers

The flanking stones don't really explain: Where did this crest come from (one...

Read More

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Worshipful Company of Butchers

Information Creations

Smithfield war memorial

This memorial was first installed in 1921 for WW1. In 2005 it was refurbished...

Read More