The Salters Garden

The Salters Garden (HM29A1)

Location: London, England EC2Y 5DE Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 31.081', W 0° 5.537'

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Welcome to The Salters' Garden.

The Salters' Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London and was first licensed in 1394.

The Company built their seventh Hall here in 1976 following the destruction of the previous building on St Swithins Lane during the Blitz in May 1941. The accompanying garden was designed in the early 1990's to commemorate the Company's 600th anniversary. It was designed by David Hicks, who also created the interiors of this Grade II listed Brutalist building. The garden is laid out as a knot garden (a formal geometric pattern) with a fountain and a central decorative urn near the Roman Wall.

The Roman Wall, also known as London Wall, was built at the end of the 2nd century and incorporated the northern wall of Cripplegate fort. During the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485), large scale repairs were undertaken to London Wall between Aldgate and Aldersgate and the brick crenellations seen on this portion are believed to date from this period. The wall and the grounds of the garden are designated as a Scheduled Monument and protected Under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

For information about The Salters' Company or to book a tour of the building and archive please email out-reach@salters.co.uk
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HM NumberHM29A1
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Date Added Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 701733 N 5711441
Decimal Degrees51.51801667, -0.09228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 31.081', W 0° 5.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 31' 4.86" N, 0° 5' 32.22" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Fore St, London England EC2Y 5DE, GB
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