About Us

The Carpenters' Company is a City of London Livery Company. It received its first royal charter in 1477, and was granted a coat of arms in 1466.

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History

The history of the Carpenters’ Company goes back over 700 years, with the first written reference a mention of a Master Carpenter in the City of London’s records of 1271.

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Carpenters’ Hall

The Carpenters’ Company has been based on London Wall since its first Hall was built there in 1429. Since that time, there have been three Halls. The current Hall was opened in 1960.

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Craft Activities

The Carpenters’ Company is committed to supporting, promoting and encouraging woodworking crafts and those working in the profession.

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Contact Us

For directions, general enquires and details about charitable grants, membership and our history.

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Members’ Area

Login to view your committee papers, company calendar and other features.

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Education

The Carpenters’ Company has ongoing relationships with various educational institutions including the Building Crafts College in Stratford.

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Events

Latest News

Re-election of Master and Wardens

On Tuesday 20th July at our General Court of the Livery the Master and Wardens were re-elected to stand for another year. They are Master – Mr Michael Morrison; Senior Warden – Brigadier John Meardon; Middle Warden – Dr Allen Zimbler and Junior Warden – Dr Loyd Grossman CBE. They will formally be re-installed at […]

Dr Simon Thurley’s lecture

Dr Simon Thurley CBE is a leading historian, curator and heritage expert; and he recently delivered the lecture entitled:
“By Royal Appointment: Carpenters and Masons at the Court of Henry VIII”.