Shields in Clothworkers' Hall

Scope and Content

A volume illustrated with shields of arms placed in the Clothworkers' Hall in glass, 1840, and a list of members who have filled the office of Lord Mayor. The paper manuscript is in one hand, with the painted shields in many colours. Some printed shields are inserted.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Clothworkers' Company is one of the livery companies of the City of London - associations which once controlled the craft or trade indicated by their name. In the order of precedence settled under Henry VIII in the 16th century, the Clothworkers are twelfth among the first 'twelve great' companies. The present Clothworkers' Hall, which replaced the earlier hall destroyed in 1941, is at Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London. The Company received its first Royal Charter in 1528.

This volume seems to have been compiled by Samuel Gregory. Gregory was born in 1802, became an attorney in 1826, and was admitted freeman of the Clothworkers' Company in 1827, later becoming a liveryman in 1833. Gregory died in Islington in 1858.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

From the Ward Library.

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Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Related Material

The Clothworkers' Company archives can be browsed online:

Some of Samuel Gregory's papers are also stored at the London Metropolitan Archives, Reference Code CLC/455:$/WEB_DETAIL?JUMP