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To Rebuild ‘old Jewry,’ Landmark of Medieval Ghetto

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Within the next few weeks the house wreckers will be demolishing No. 26, Old Jewry, the chief offices of the City of London Police. The old house will be replaced by modern headquarters, with offices for the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, the heads of the uniform and detective departments, and a residence for the Chief Clerk. During the demolition and rebuilding operations, which are expected to take about two years, the whole of the Old Jewry personnel will be housed at Leith House, Gresham Street.

Old Jewry takes its name from the medieval ghetto which occupied ground north of Cheapside and Poultry. The association ended with the expulsion of the Jews by King Edward I. When again permitted under the Commonwealth to settle in England, the Jews became established in the more eastern area of the walled city.

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