Hand and Shears Tavern

Erected in the sixteenth century, the Hand and Shears Tavern originally hosted a Piepowder Court, where merchants from the Cloth Fair could settle their disputes. The tavern supposedly earned its name from the Lord Mayorʼs opening of the Bartholomew Fair in nearby Smithfield by cutting a piece of cloth (Weinreb, Hibbert, Keay, and Keay 380).

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Hand and Shears Tavern. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HAND4.htm. INP.

Chicago citation

Hand and Shears Tavern. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HAND4.htm. INP.

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2022. Hand and Shears Tavern. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/7.0/HAND4.htm. INP.

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