Coat of ArmsThe Worshipful Company of SaddlersThe Saddlers Company
The Development of the Company

c.1160
1262
1362
1363
1395
1395
1557
1559
1666
1671
1821
1822
1940
1958
1995

First documentary reference to the Guild of Saddlers
Ordinances approved by the City
Saddlers' Ordinances, confirmed by the City
First Grant of liberties and Charter from Edward III
Incorporation Charter from Richard II
First reference to a Saddlers' Hall and properties in Gutter Lane
Kitchin's Charity founded
Grant of further liberties from Elizabeth I
First Hall destroyed in The Great Fire of London
Second Hall opens
Second Hall destroyed by fire
Third Hall opens
Third Hall destroyed by enemy action
Fourth Hall opens
Supplemental Charter granted by Elizabeth II

Surveying the site for the Third Hall, 1821
Surveying the site for the Third Hall, 1821

For further information about the history of the Company, the following may be useful:

Oliver, K.M. Hold Fast Sit Sure: The History of The Worshipful Company of Saddlers of the City of London 1160-1960 (Chichester, 1995). Includes a full bibliography.

Sherwell, J.W., The Guild of Saddlers of the City of London (London 1889, revised Chelmsford, 1937, 1956)

 

Building the 3rd Hall 1822
Building the 3rd Hall 1822