Dyers' Hall

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Dyers' Hall


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Dyers' Hall
Type: Livery hall
Grid reference: TQ32558084
Location: 51°30’40"N, 0°5’29"W
City: London
Address: 10 Dowgate Hill
Built 1839-40
For: The Worshipful Company
of Dyers
by Charles Dyer
Livery hall
Owned by: The Worshipful Company
of Dyers
Website: www.dyerscompany.co.uk

Dyers' Hall is the livery hall of the Worshipful Company of Dyers, one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London. The hall stands on Dowgate Hill (opposite Cannon Street Station) in the City, at the bottom of a row with two other city livery halls; Skinners' Hall and Tallow Chandlers' Hall.

The hall of the Dyers was originally located west of London Bridge, but this was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The current hall, designed by the appropriately named by Charles Dyer, was built in 1839-40, and stands at 11-13 Dowgate Hill.[1]

Dyer's Hall

The Worshipful Company of Dyers is a mediæval foundation. The Dyers' Guild existed in the twelfth century and received a Royal Charter in 1471. It ranks thirteenth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. While it originated as a trade association for members of the dyeing industry, tehe Dyers' Company is now mainly a charitable institution.

Each year the company participates in the ceremony of Swan Upping along the River Thames.

Today the activities of the company are focused on the development of dyeing techniques and the support of various charitable causes.[2]


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  1. Wheatley, Henry Benjamin & Cunningham Peter: 'London Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions'; Volume 1, page 544 (Cambridge University Press, 2011 edition) ISBN 978-1-108-02806-6
  2. The Worshipful Company of Dyers

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