Whites Row, E1

Road in Spitalfields, existing between 1650 and now

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White’s Row looking east, showing bomb damage, 1943

It originally formed the northern boundary of the Tenter Ground estate from around 1650 and the southern side was built up by Nathaniel Tilly quickly thereafter.

The northern side followed suit in the 1670s. By the late 1600s, the street was known as ’New Fashion Street’. By 1707, the Tilly properties were owned by Nathaniel Shepherd (their names were commemorated in Shepherd Street - now Toynbee Street - and Tilley Street, now demolished) and under Shepherd’s lease, No.5 White’s Row was built in the 1730s (and is still standing). Access to the Tenter Ground Estate was also accessible by a large covered arch known as Shepherd’s Place, constructed in the early 1800s.

By the late 19th century, White’s Row had become considered part of the slums of Spitalfields. It was home to a number of lodging houses, Nos. 8 (Spitalfields Chambers), 26, 35 and 36, although the latter three had been closed by 1854.

Spitalfields Chambers was home to possible Ripper victim Annie Millwood at the time she was attacked on 25 February 1888.

The ’Paul’s Head Tavern’ public house on the northern corner with Crispin Street was where the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee held a meeting on 13 November 1888 in order to consider how they may be able to assist the police following the murder of Mary Jane Kelly.

Apart from No.5, much of White’s Row was redeveloped in the 20th Century. The western end was destroyed by bombs during the Second World War. The most significant change came in 1963 with the demolition of the northern side to make way for a van and lorry park, opened in April 1964. The current White’s Row Multi-storey car park was built c.1971 in its place.

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VIEW THE SPITALFIELDS AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SPITALFIELDS AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SPITALFIELDS AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SPITALFIELDS AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SPITALFIELDS AREA IN THE 1900s
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Spitalfields

Spitalfields is near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane.

The area straddles Commercial Street and is home to several markets, including the historic Old Spitalfields Market, and various Brick Lane Markets on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. Petticoat Lane Market lies on the area's south-western boundaries.

The name Spitalfields appears in the form Spittellond in 1399; as The spitel Fyeld on the 16th-century Civitas Londinium map associated with Ralph Agas. The land belonged to St Mary Spital, a priory or hospital erected on the east side of the Bishopsgate thoroughfare in 1197, and the name is thought to derive from this. An alternative, and possibly earlier, name for the area was Lolsworth.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Spitalfields was inhabited by prosperous French Huguenot silk weavers. In the early 19th century their descendants were reduced to a deplorable condition due to the competition of the Manchester textile factories and the area began to deteriorate into crime-infested slums. The spacious and handsome Huguenot houses were divided up into tiny dwellings which were rented by poor families of labourers, who sought employment in the nearby docks.

The area has recently attracted a IT-literate younger population.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
18 Folgate Street:   Dennis Severs' House in Folgate Street is a 'still-life drama' created by the previous owner as an 'historical imagination' of what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers.
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.


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
Aldgate, EC3N · Alie Street, E1 · Angel Alley, E1 · Arcadia Court, E1 · Artillery Lane, E1 · Artillery Passage, E1 · Bell Lane, E1 · Bevis Marks, EC3A · Bishops Square, E1 · Bishopsgate Arcade, EC2M · Bishopsgate, EC2M · Blossom Street, E1 · Braham Street, E1 · Brick Lane, E1 · Brune House, E1 · Brune Street, E1 · Brushfield Street, E1 · Brushfield Street, EC2M · Buckle Street, E1 · Bury Street, EC3A · Calvin Street, E1 · Camperdown Street, E1 · Celia Blairman House, E1 · Central House, E1 · Cobb Street, E1 · Code Street, E1 · College East, E1 · Commercial Street, E1 · Coppergate House, E1 · Corbet Place, E1 · Creechurch Lane, EC3A · Crispin Place, E1 · Crispin Street, E1 · Cutler Street, E1 · Cutler Street, EC3A · Devonshire Row, EC2M · Devonshire Square, E1 · Devonshire Square, EC2M · Dorset Street, E1 · Dray Walk, E1 · Dukes Place, EC3A · Dukes Place, EC3A · Elder Street, E1 · Exchange Arcade, EC2M · Fairchild Place, EC2A · Fairchild Street, EC2A · Fashion Street, E1 · Flower and Dean Street, E1 · Folgate Street, E1 · Fournier Street, E1 · Frying Pan Alley, E1 · George Street, E1 · Goring Street, EC3A · Goulston Street, E1 · Gravel Lane, E1 · Grimsby Street, E2 · Gun Street, E1 · Gunthorpe Street, E1 · Harrow Place, E1 · Heneage Lane, EC3A · Heneage Street, E1 · Hewett Street, EC2A · Houndsditch, EC3A · Irongate House, EC3A · Lamb Street, E1 · Leyden Street, E1 · Little Paternoster Row, E1 · Little Somerset Street, E1 · Lolesworth Close, E1 · London Fruit Exchange, E1 · Middlesex Street, E1 · Middlesex Street, EC3A · Minsters Pavement, EC3A · Mitre Avenue, E17 · Mitre Square, EC3A · Mitre Street, EC3A · Monmouth House, E1 · New Goulston Street, E1 · New Street, EC2M · Norton Folgate, E1 · Norton Folgate, EC2M · Old Castle Street, E1 · Osborn Street, E1 · Osborne Street, E1 · Osbourne Street, E1 · Parliament Court, E1 · Plough Yard, EC2A · Primrose Street, EC2A · Princelet Street, E1 · Puma Court, E1 · Quaker Street, E1 · Sandys Row, E1 · Silwex House, E1 · Spital Square, E1 · St Botolph Street, EC3A · St James’s Passage, EC3A · St James’s Place, EC3A · St. Botolph Street, EC3A · St. Botolph Street, EC3N · Staple Hall, EC3A · Stone House Court, EC3A · Stoney Lane, E1 · Stothard Place, EC2M · Strype Street, E1 · Tenter Ground, E1 · The Arcade, EC2M · Thrawl Street, E1 · Toynbee Street, E1 · Victoria Yard, E1 · Wentworth Street, E1 · Wheler Street, E1 · White Church Lane, E1 · White Kennet Street, E1 · White Kennett Street, E1 · Whitechap, E1 · Whitechapel High Street, E1 · Whites Row, E1 · Whittington Avenue, EC3A · Widegate Street, E1 · Wilkes Street, E1 · Wrestlers Court, EC3A ·


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