Survey of London: volume 27 - Spitalfields and Mile End New Town

Year published

1957

Author

F. H. W. Sheppard (General Editor)

Description

Spitalfields is well-known for the handsome silk-weavers’ houses in and around Spital Square, Fournier Street and Elder Street, with their distinctive weavers’ garret workshops. The greater part of this volume is devoted to a detailed account of these houses. The area’s principal monument — Nicholas Hawksmoor’s masterpiece, Christ Church, Spitalfields (1714–29) — is also studied in detail, and its complex building history explained, making use of the then recently-discovered archives of the Commissioners for Building Fifty New Churches. In addition, the volume takes in the adjoining suburb of Mile End New Town, an area of eighteenth-century origin, largely rebuilt in the late nineteenth century, and at the time of writing undergoing extensive redevelopment for public housing. Spitalfields Market, and the well-known brewery of Truman, Hanbury, Buxton & Company, are also described.

Sponsor

English Heritage

Source

Survey of London (Secondary texts)

Places

Subjects

Periods

Showing records 101 - 150 of 154

101
55
102
56
103
57
104
58
105
59
106
60
107
61
108
62
109
63
110
64
111
65
112
66
113
67
114
68
115
69
116
70
117
71
118
72
119
73
120
74
121
75
122
76
123
77
124
78
125
79
126
80
127
81
128
82
129
83
130
84
131
85
132
86
133
87
134
88
135
89
136
90
137
91
138
92
139
93
140
94
141
95
142
96
143
97
144
98
145
99
146
100
147
101
148
102
149
103
150
104
  1 2 3 4