HAC Armoury House

Armoury House, which is the home of the HAC, was built to replace a smaller seventeenth- century armoury. The central portion was completed in 1735 to designs by Thomas Stibbs. The building cost £1,690, which included the cost of the furniture. King George I (who died in 1727) gave the Company £500; subscriptions were also received from members of the Company and from the Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London.

The east and west wings of Armoury House were built in 1828. A cottage (known as the Sergeant’s Cottage), which houses the Library and Board Room, was built against the west wing in 1850. In 1901 a third storey was added to both wings. The second floor of the east wing houses the Company Office, while the second floor of the west wing has been converted into bedrooms for members.

At the rear and adjoining Armoury House is a Victorian drill hall. Originally known as the Albert Room (after the late Prince Consort), it was completed in 1862 and was extended at both ends during the Second World War. The hall was rebuilt and renamed the Prince Consort Rooms, being formally opened by the Captain-General in 2007 during one of Her Majesty’s many visits to the Company.

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