Lost 18th Century Houses In Spitalfields
The handsome terraces of silk merchants’ houses in the streets beside Christ Church and in Elder St declare their history readily, yet there are other more modest buildings of the same era in Spitalfields which exist as the last vestiges of the workshops and dwellings where the weavers pursued their trade. You might easily walk past without even noticing these undemonstrative structures, standing disregarded like silent old men in the crowd.
I am indebted to Peter Guillery and his book The Small House in Eighteenth Century London for highlighting these buildings where the weavers worked, which are equally significant historically as the more flamboyant homes of those who profited from their labour.
3 & 5 Club Row, two survivors of a terrace of six four-room houses built 1764-6
190 & 192 Brick Lane, weavers’ houses of 1778-9 built by James Laverdure (alias Green), Carpenter
113 & 115 Bethnal Green Rd, two five room houses of c.1735 probably built by William Farmer, Carpenter
70-74 Sclater St, three houses built for weavers c.1719
70-74 Sclater St, No 70 was refronted in 1777
97 & 99 Sclater St, built c 1720
46 Cheshire St, built in the sixteen-seventies
4a – 6a Padbury Court, probably built c. 1760
125 Brick Lane, shop and workshop tenement probably built in 1778 for Daniel Dellacort, a distiller