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Doors Of Spitalfields

January 3, 2015
by the gentle author

As we enter the threshold and commence the New Year, I present you with the doors of Spitalfields. How many do you recognise and how many will you walk through in 2015?

Underwood Rd

Pedley St

Brick Lane

Fournier St

Commercial St

Deal St

Brick Lane

Fournier St

Princelet St

Fournier St

Brick Lane

Fournier St

Toynbee St

Elder St

Hanbury St

Fournier St

Blossom St

Elder St

Brick Lane

Fournier St

Woodseer St

Fournier St

Hanbury St

Fournier St

Brushfield St

Toynbee St

Princelet St

Wentworth St

Leyden St

Sandys Row

Artillery Lane

Crispin St

Elder St

Spital St

Elder St

Quaker St

Hanbury St

Folgate St

You may also wish to look at

The Doors of Old London

The Manhole Covers of Spitalfields

The Dead Signs of Spitalfields

14 Responses leave one →
  1. Shawdiane permalink
    January 3, 2015

    Thank you.. Just goes to prove how we ignore, care not to look or simply get used to something as ordinary & practicle as a ‘door’, which infact if we care to stop & look, some are quite unique & even beautiful. A very nice collection. Makes you realise how rimes have passed & wonder at the previous souls who lived behind the different pieces of wood. The modern doors chosen, unfortunately look vile & vulgar in comparison. But doesn’t a door make you think ?

  2. January 3, 2015

    Wonderful collection, I am thinking about all those people who will have passed through those doors in the course of time. Valerie

  3. January 3, 2015

    Completely brilliant.
    Lovely, all of them so inviting!

  4. January 3, 2015

    Wonderful! You’re making it very difficult to walk by ANY door without looking! Wouldn’t a collection of these photos make a fine poster? “The Doors of Spitalfields”–rather like the Dublin/other cities ones I’ve seen. Thanks for all your delightful, informative, blog entries.

  5. January 3, 2015

    Wonderful addresses!

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

  6. Shula rich permalink
    January 3, 2015

    I enjoyed the doors very much thank you.
    I am always looking for one door that I’ll never forget.
    Opposite Nana’s house at 23 Hanbury Street
    was a brown arched double door way with

    ‘Christian Mission to the Jews’

    above the doorway. The grand children’s bedroom
    was at the front on the first floor. We woke up to the
    sound of the Brewers’ Drays on the cobbles and the
    door way opposite us.

    Does anyone remember it or have a photo please?

  7. Deborah permalink
    January 3, 2015

    Very intriguing, all of them. If only doors could talk, imagine what they have seen through the years…..

  8. January 3, 2015

    The sociology of doors. Fascinating collection.

  9. January 3, 2015

    Love these – and I’d really like to know the story behind the doors.

  10. Ros permalink
    January 3, 2015

    Excellent selection, communicating volumes and so many of them so good to look at. I wonder where the grilled one in Leyden St leads to – perhaps the yard where the chickens were slaughtered, first by kosher rites, then halal. Hope nowhere more sinister…

  11. Ellen in NEW England permalink
    January 3, 2015

    Glory Portal!!

  12. Sharon Joste nee Pitney permalink
    January 4, 2015

    Wonderful photos, I recently discovered I had several ancestors who were born, married and were buried around Christ Church and Spitalfields in particular what was Butler Street, now Brune Street. I have made a couple of visits to the area and am fascinated by its history, please keep updating this site and adding photos!! Its great!

  13. Steve permalink
    January 5, 2015

    Well we wont be walking through the Trumans Brewery Door at 91 Brick Lane as there’s nothing behind it !!… :-)

  14. Jill permalink
    January 5, 2015

    Goodness there’s some ugly ones among the finely proportioned restored entrances. I might have to pop over to Princelet Street with my Polyfilla and sandpaper and sort that one out.

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