Dyer’s Buildings, EC1N

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Land here was given to the Worshipful Company of Dyers in 1551 by Henry West for the building of eight almshouses. Known originally as White’s Alley, the court was connected into the network of passages and alleyways that characterised much of the 16th and 17thCenturies. The complex of buildings and the alleyway were to become known as Dyers’ Buildings from the 17thCentury, after the City Livery Company that retained ownership of the property until 1966.

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