Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 5/The Steelyard (Postscript)

Addendum to an article of the same title.

The Steelyard.—Since our article on the “Steelyard”[1] was written, the writer has exexamined, with a light, part of a range of warehouses where previously he had only groped in darkness. Here a remarkable mass of wall, about forty feet in length by about fourteen high, was observed. The masonry is composed of small, well dressed cubes of stone, of excellent masonry, apparently inserted endwise, and every third course of stones is topped with a binding course of squared flints, as is often noticed in buildings of Roman construction. In this wall there are three buttresses, stepped at the tops, and faced with squared flints alternately with the courses of stone. Between the buttresses are plain corbels. This remarkable vestige of the ancient Steelyard is situated on the western side of the premises, and in a line with the building of the thirteenth century, conceived to have been the chapel, running southward towards the Thames.

  1. See page 52.