131 New Road

1790s house, originally combined with No. 129

131 New Road
Contributed by Survey of London on May 9, 2018

Nos 129–131 New Road originated as a one-room deep house of the 1790s, probably built for Thomas Amey and once 1 New Road. The house was divided or more substantially rebuilt in the 1860s and No. 129 (formerly two bays) was reduced to two storeys and refenestrated after bomb damage. No. 131 housed Gedaliah Lichtenstein, a watchmaker and jeweller, from 1936 to 1960. It has since accommodated the Gulistan Kebab House then Al Ikhwan Fried Chicken.1

  1. London Metropolitan Archives, Tower Hamlets Commissioners of Sewers ratebooks: Post Office Directories: Ordnance Survey map, 1873: Historic England Archives, DD000633: Rachel Lichtenstein, Rodinsky’s Whitechapel, 1999, p. 20: information kindly supplied by Rachel Lichtenstein