City of London, England, United Kingdom
Sir Christopher Hatton
Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591), was Lord Chancellor of England and rumoured to be the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1578 the Queen granted Christopher Hatton the grounds of Ely Palace on which Hatton House was built.
In the 1600s Hatton Garden was built here, which went on to become the centre of London's jewellery trade. The old City of London had streets, or quarters, dedicated to types of business and the area around Hatton Garden became a centre for jewellers. By 1987 eighty percent of the world's diamonds passed through Hatton Garden.
Nearly three hundred businesses here are in the jewellery industry and there are over fifty shops, representing the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK.
Location. 51° 31.098′ N, 0° 6.534′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Holborn and Leather Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on The Sir Christopher Hatton pub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Leather Lane, City of London, England EC1N 7RA, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prudential World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Prudential World War I Memorial Furnival's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Dickens (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Fusiliers Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Samuel Johnson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Francis Barber (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Dr. Samuel Johnson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. Christopher Hatton on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Christopher Hatton - Nicholsonís Pubs. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.