Girdlers Hall, Bassinghall Avenue London, Building, Moorgate Property, Image
Girdlers Hall London
City of London Development: Moorgate Architecture Information, England, UK
9 Jun 2009
Location: near London Wall / Moorgate
Girdlers Hall, Bassinghall Avenue
Address: Basinghall Ave, The City, London EC2V 5DD
Phone: 020 7638 0488
The Worshipful Company of Girdlers is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London.
The Company, which was involved with the making of girdles (or belts), received its Letters Patent from Edward III in 1327. While it no longer practises its craft – although it has the honour of presenting the girdle and stole worn by the Sovereign at each coronation – it remains a Company closely connected with the government and Livery Companies of the City of London, the fellowship of its members and various charitable works.
Girdlers were granted the right to regulate their trade in the City from 1327 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1449. Girdlers, or makers of belts and girdles, are no longer closely related to their original trade. Along with the products of many other Livery Companies, girdles have become of less importance than in medieval times. However, the Company continues its long tradition as a charitable body.
The Girdlers’ Company ranks twenty-third in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies. The Company’s motto is Give Thanks To God.
Girdlers Hall London Building
Location:Bassinghall Avenue, London, UK