Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The Ironmongers, who were originally known as the Ferroners, were incorporated under a Royal Charter
in 1463. The Company's original association with iron merchants, however, has weakened, especially due to the movement of the industry from Southern England to the North, where iron ore is more readily available. Thus, the Company remains only as a charitable institution.
The Company ranks tenth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies; it is therefore one of the "Great Twelve City Livery Companies." The Company's motto is God Is Our Strength.