Oxford Court, EC4N

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Named after the earls of Oxford who held a 12thCentury property here, the former home of London’s first mayor Henry FitzAylwin, from 1536 until it was sold to the Worshipful Company of Salters in 1641. Upon Henry’s death in September 1212, the property passed to the monks of the Tortington Priory, Sussex, who held it until the dissolution of the monasteries, whereafter it was acquired by John de Very, Earl of Oxford and passed down his family line until it was purchased by the Salters. The hall was razed in the Great Fire of 1666 and its replacement destroyed in the Second World War.

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