Elan Court, 36 Newark Street

Former school built in 1842 with Neo-Gothic detailing and a stepped gable flanked by brick turrets.

Alfred R. Mason, church school architect
Contributed by david2 on Jan. 30, 2019

During a training excavation that I supervised on Allen Gardens, Buxton Street, an NVQ Level 3 student (Josh Frost) discovered that the school on which we were working (now demolished and buried) was designed by the same person that designed the Newark St School - Alfred R. Mason - and that both schools were built to the same plan. The school in Buxton Road was All Saints Church of England Schools and is partially illustrated in Survey of London's Spitalfields volume  Figure 43a:

Josh Frost passed his Level 3 NVQ and now works for the Thames Discovery Programme: http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/contact/josh-frost

Historic England list description for 36 Newark Street
Contributed by Amy Smith, Survey of London on Aug. 26, 2016

Excerpt from Historic England list entry for 36 Newark Street (listed at Grade II):

1. NEWARK STREET E1 4431 (South Side) No 36 and 36A TQ 3481 15/497

II GV 2. 1842. Formerly a school. Gothic style, grey brick with white stone dressings. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the outer 2 and centre advanced.

Nos 28 to 42 (even) form a group with St Augustine with St Philip's Church, Stepney Way.1


  1. Historic England, National Heritage List for England, list entry number: 1065094 (online: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list- entry/1065094, accessed 26 August 2016).