tue25apr6:30 pmOnline Lecture: The rebuilding of the Livery Company Halls after the Great Fire of LondonOnline lecture by Anya Lucas6:30 pm Book Now

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More than 40 City of London Livery Company Halls were destroyed in and rebuilt following the ‘dismal fire’ of 1666. The pre-Fire Livery Company Halls were rarely purpose-built, tending to occupy medieval town houses or the ranges of monastic complexes dissolved at the Reformation. This lecture explores what happened when the City Companies confronted the idea of the Livery Hall as a building type for the first time – and how the design and construction of the new Halls was also a politically-loaded activity at a pivotal moment in the City Companies’ history. Anya Lucas, co-author of The Livery Halls of the City of London (2018) – and a Georgian Group Conservation Adviser – will explain how Hall-building became central to the Companies’ fight for political survival and economic relevance at the beginning of the long eighteenth century.

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