255 Whitechapel Road

a shophouse of 1873

255 Whitechapel Road
Contributed by Survey of London on Nov. 17, 2017

The site of 255–259 Whitechapel Road was developed or redeveloped around 1675 when a 499-year manorial lease was granted. Humble early scale if not fabric survives, following reconstruction after a fire in 1873. Occupants included Lazarus Woolf, a dealer in china, glass and earthenware, around 1820.1

  1. London Metropolitan Archives, District Surveyors Returns: Post Office Directories 

255-259 Whitechapel Road in 2016
Contributed by Derek Kendall