12 Whitechapel Road

shophouse with origins around 1770, refronted in 1998 | Part of 10-12 Whitechapel Road

1901 Census residents
Contributed by caromj on May 30, 2017

Frederick William Horey (b.1860), wife Elizabeth & daughter Grace lived at 12 Whitechapel Road in 1901. He was a builder.

10-12 Whitechapel Road
Contributed by Survey of London on June 27, 2016

This pair of houses may be datable to about 1770 when a larger frontage was said to be 'lately built'. The front wall was rebuilt or at least stucco-faced in the mid nineteenth century, when No. 12 housed plumbers, and No. 10 booksellers. Buck & Hickman, tool-makers based on the Whitechapel Road- Adler Street corner, later took No. 12 and No. 10 was long a printer–stationer’s. The building was refronted again in stark red brick, probably around 1998. Interiors appear to have been comprehensively altered. 1

  1. London Metropolitan Archives, M/93/038, pp. 244-251; SC/PHL/01/405/767961–2: Post Office Directories: Tower Hamlets Planning 

8-16 Whitechapel Road in April 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall

shopfront at 10-12 Whitechapel Road, April 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall