Coat of Arms

Posted on 25 June 2015

The Company received its coat of arms in 1466. It is described as “A felde silver a Cheveron sable grayled iii Compas of the same” meaning “a field silver, a chevron sable […]


Posted on 20 June 2015

The archives of the Carpenters’ Company contain an almost unbroken series of records documenting the history of the Company from the fifteenth century to the present day. Earliest documents The […]


Posted on 15 June 2015

Carpenters’ Hall houses a collection of paintings, silver, artefacts, works of art and furniture which reflect the Company’s long history. The Company has always maintained a collection of plate, with […]

1666 – present

Posted on 10 June 2015

Emerging from the ashes During the eighteenth century, the Carpenters’ Company looked to land and property investments for income. A 63-acre farm in the parish of West Ham, near Stratford, […]

Pre 1666

Posted on 5 June 2015

By 1333, the Carpenters’ Company had developed a ‘Boke of Ordinances’ setting out a number of rules. Most related to the provision of help to members in need and included a payment of […]


Posted on 1 June 2015

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. It was […]