A Report of the Society’s Visit to Trinity House - 9 February 2015

A group of our members was lucky enough to visit Trinity House (at Tower Hill), London on 9 February and enjoy a very informative tour by Geoff Boyd. Trinity House is now celebrating its 500th anniversary, having been given a grant of the Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514.

The present building, which is Grade II listed, was designed and constructed in the 1790’s. The interior was destroyed during World War II. It was reconstructed by using a number of photographs of the rooms, taken by Country Life Magazine in 1919, to reconstitute almost exactly the interior in its original form.  In contrast to the Livery Halls more commonly associated with the City of London, Trinity House has the look and feel of an elegant private residence.

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