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Court of Chancery, Lincoln's Inn Hall, London

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 22

Custom House, Lower Thames Street, London: the Long Room

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 28

Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London: Hall of the Grand Lodge

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Sandby, Thomas (1721-1798)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 38

Guildhall, City of London: the Court of Common Council in session in the Council Chamber

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Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 42 after p. 116 NOTES: The original medieval building of 1411 was badly damaged during the Great Fire of London in 1666. The surviving exterior walls were heightened and its repair and embellishement was completed in 1673 under the supervision of Wren.

College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, City of London: the hearing of a petition in the Hall

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Emmett, Maurice, 'junior' (c. 1646-1694)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl.43, before p.125

Lambeth Palace, London: the Great Hall with hammer-beam roof

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 48 NOTES: The Great Hall was ransacked by Cromwellian troops during the English Civil War. It was rebuilt in 1633 after the Restoration with a late Gothic style hammerbeam roof.

Lloyd's of London, Royal Exchange, London: the Subscription Room

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Jerman, Edward (1605-1668)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 49 NOTES: Lloyd's moved into this second Royal Exchange in 1774. It was destroyed by fire in 1838 and rebuilt to a design by Sir William Tite in 1842-44.

Mansion House, Bank, London: the Egyptian Hall

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Dance, George, the Elder (1695-1768)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 52

Coopers' Hall, Basinghall Street, City of London: the drawing of the lottery

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 53 NOTES: The Cooper's Company, a City livery company producing barrels for beer, wines and spirits, was founded in 1422 and received its Royal Charter in 1501. This hall was demolished in 1865.

Sessions House, Clerkenwell, London: the hall showing the double flight of steps leading up to the court

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Rogers, Thomas (fl. 1780-1785)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 70 NOTES: The building contained court rooms, dungeons for holding prisoners and living space for the resident judges. It ceased to function as a Court in 1920 when the London Sessions transferred to Newington Causeway, Southwark

Annual awards ceremony at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London: view of the Great Room decorated with paintings by James Barry

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Adam, Robert (1728-1792)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 71 NOTES: The Society, the first organisation ever set up in Britain to benefit art and science, was founded in 1754. It originally met at a coffee house in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, eventually moving to an especially designed house by Robert Adam off the Strand in 1774. The Great Room paintings were begun by James Barry in 1777 and completed in 1801.

Meeting of the members at the Society of Agriculture, Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 72 NOTES: The Society, established in 1793, initially conducted its affairs from the house of Sir John Sinclair in Parliament Street, Westminster. It later moved to the mansion in Sackville Street.
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