Many Livery Companies such as the Mercers in the City of London, have a Hall which serves as their headquarters and meeting place. In origin, this was just like the lordly hall with its great hall though the peripheral rooms would have their specialist uses as parlours and robing rooms for example.
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... The Great Twelve Livery Companies—the Mercers, Grocers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Merchant Taylors, Skinners, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners and Clothworkers—participate as of right ...
... The livery companies are trade associations in the City of London, almost all of which are known as the "Worshipful Company of..." their relevant trade, craft or ... The medieval companies originally developed as guilds and were responsible for the regulation of their trades, controlling, for instance, wages and labour conditions ... Some of the livery companies continue to have a professional role today for example, the Scriveners' Company admits senior members to that profession, the Apothecaries ...
... performed religious duties, later taken on by livery companies, a Royal Commission report says, "the companies of London prove to have sprung from a number of guilds, which were ... Though according to the Livery Companies Commission, the Guild was believed to have been absorbed into London's livery companies ...
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