Whitechapel High Street, E1

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Whitechapel High Street, 1899


Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.

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Forming part of the main road from Aldgate to Essex and known originally as Algatestreet, it was paved as early as the reign of Henry VIII, although John Stow described its shabbiness as "no small blemish on so famous a city".

Owing to its importance as a major thoroughfare out of London, its sides were built up early and included many coaching inns and taverns. Although some remain (in name only), many of these hostelries were closed following the arrival of the railways in the 19th century.

Whitechapel High Street becomes Whitechapel Road after the intersection with Osborn Street and Whitechurch Lane. It was also the location of the Whitechapel Haymarket, first given its charter in 1708 and abolished in 1929.

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VIEW THE ALDGATE EAST AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ALDGATE EAST AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE ALDGATE EAST AREA IN THE 1860s
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Aldgate East

In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East...

The name Commercial Road had been proposed for the original Aldgate East station, which opened on 6 October 1884 as part of an eastern extension to the Metropolitan District Railway (now the District Line), some 500 feet to the west of the current station, close to the Metropolitan Railway's Aldgate station. However, when the curve to join the Metropolitan Railway from Liverpool Street was built, the curve had to be particularly sharp due to the presence of Aldgate East station, at which it needed to be straight.

As part of London Transport's 1935-1940 New Works Programme, the triangular junction at Aldgate was enlarged, to allow for a much gentler curve and to ensure that trains held on any leg of the triangle did not foul the signals and points at other places. The new Aldgate East platforms were sited almost immediately to the east of their predecessors, with one exit facing west toward the original location, and another at the east end of the new platforms.

The new eastern exit was now close enough to the next station along the line, St Mary's (Whitechapel Road), that this station could also be closed, reducing operational overhead and journey times, as the new Aldgate East had effectively replaced two earlier stations.

The new station, opened on 31 October 1938 (the earlier station closing permanently the previous night), was designed to be completely subterranean, providing a much needed pedestrian underpass to the road above. However, in order to accommodate the space needed for this, and the platforms below, the existing track required lowering by more than seven feet. To achieve this task, whilst still keeping the track open during the day, the bed underneath the track was excavated, and the track held up by a timber trestle work. Then, once excavation was complete and the new station constructed around the site, an army of over 900 workmen lowered the whole track simultaneously in one night, utilising overhead hooks to suspend the track when necessary. The hooks still remain.

District and Hammersmith and City line trains running into Aldgate East along two sides of the triangle (from Liverpool Street and from Tower Hill) pass through the site of the earlier station, most of which has been obliterated by the current junction alignment, although the extensive width and height and irregular shape of the tunnel can be observed.

Since the station was built completely under a widened road, and was built after concrete had started to be used as a construction material, the platforms have a particularly high headroom. Combined with the late 1930s style of tiling typical of the stations of the then London Passenger Transport Board, the platform area of the station presents a particularly airy and welcoming appearance, unusual on the underground at the time of construction. The tiling contains relief tiles, showing devices pertinent to London Transport and the area it served, were designed by Harold Stabler and made by the Poole Pottery.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldgate:   Aldgate was a gateway through London Wall from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
Aldgate East:   In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East...
Spitalfields:   Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.
Tower Gateway:   Tower Gateway is a Docklands Light Railway station near to the Tower of London.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
London in 1457:   Goulston Street is a thoroughfare running north-south from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Street.
Wentworth Street (1901):   Turn-of-the-century fashion in east London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adler Street, E1 · Aldgate Bus Garage, EC3N · Aldgate, EC3N · Alie Street, E1 · America Square, EC3N · Angel Alley, E1 · Arcadia Court, E1 · Assam Street, E1 · Back Church Lane, E1 · Bell Lane, E1 · Black Lion Yard, E1 · Bowmans Mews, E1 · Braham Street, E1 · Brune House, E1 · Brune Street, E1 · Buckle Street, E1 · Camperdown Street, E1 · Central House, E1 · Chamber Street, E1 · Chicksand Street, E1 · Cobb Street, E1 · College East, E1 · Commercial Street, E1 · Coppergate House, E1 · Crescent, EC3N · Cresent, EC3N · Crispin Place, E1 · Crosswall, EC3N · Deal Street, E1 · Dorset Street, E1 · East Tenter Street, E1 · Fashion Street, E1 · Flower and Dean Street, E1 · Fournier Street, E1 · Frying Pan Alley, E1 · George Street, E1 · Goodman?s Yard, E1 · Goodmans Yard, E1 · Goulston Street, E1 · Gowers Walk, E1 · Gravel Lane, E1 · Greatorex Street, E1 · Gunthorpe Street, E1 · Hanbury Street, E1 · Haydon Street, E1 · Haydon Street, EC3N · Heneage Street, E1 · Hooper Street, E1 · Ibex House, EC3N · India Street, EC3N · Lamb Street, E1 · Leman Street, E1 · Leyden Street, E1 · Little Paternoster Row, E1 · Little Somerset Street, E1 · Lolesworth Close, E1 · Manningtree Street, E1 · Mansell Street, E1 · Middlesex Street, EC3A · Minories, E1 · Minories, EC3N · New Goulston Street, E1 · North Tenter Street, E1 · Old Castle Street, E1 · Old Montague Street, E1 · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Plumbers Row, E1 · Portsoken Street, E1 · Prescot Street, E1 · Princelet Street, E1 · Puma Court, E1 · Royal Mint Place, E1 · Spellman Street, E1 · Spelman House, E1 · Spelman Street, E1 · St Botolph Street, EC3A · St Clare House, EC3N · St Clare Street, EC3N · St Mark Street, E1 · St Marks Street, E1 · St. Botolph Street, EC3N · Tenter Ground, E1 · Thrawl Street, E1 · Toynbee Street, E1 · Vine Street, EC3N · Wentworth Street, E1 · West Tenter Street, E1 · White Church Lane, E1 · Whitechap, E1 · Whitechapel High Street, E1 · Whites Row, E1 · Wilkes Street, E1 ·


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