Cutlers' Hall, London
|Address:||4 Warwick Lane|
|For:|| The Worshipful Company of Cutlers |
by T. Tayler Smith
|Owned by:||Worshipful Company of Cutlers|
Cutlers' Hall is the livery hall of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London, and which ranks 18th in the order of precedence of the Companies.
The Cutlers' Company received a Royal Charter in 1416. In the intervening years the chief centre of the cutlers' trade became Sheffield, which has a grander Cutlers' Hall owned by the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, while the London company lost any a strong connection with its trade. The livery company today is primarily as a charitable institution, the activities of which are centred on Cutlers' Hall. The Company funds and administers a variety of educational initiatives such as scholarships and awards.
The hall of today stands in Warwick Lane, on a site once occupied by the Royal College of Physicians, near Newgate Street. It was designed by T. Tayler Smith, the Company's surveyor, and was opened in 1888. It is a brick building, the façade decorated with a terracotta frieze depicting the processes of knife-making by the sculptor Benjamin Creswick, who had worked as a knife-grinder in Sheffield.
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- The Cutlers' Company
- Cheeswright, Richard James: 'An Historical Essay on the Livery Companies of London' (Richard James Cheeswright, 1881) pages 25–50: Chapter 'The Cutlers' Company'
|Livery Halls of the City of London|
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