Frederick William Horey (b.1860), wife Elizabeth & daughter Grace lived at 12 Whitechapel Road in 1901. He was a builder.
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
London Metropolitan Archives, M/93/038, pp. 244-251; SC/PHL/01/405/767961–2: Post Office Directories: Tower Hamlets Planning ↩