197 Whitechapel Road

single-storey shop, 19th-century origins as part of a three-storey building, reduced by World War Two bomb damage

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

A single-storey shop is all that remains in the place of a three-storey building that housed apothecaries and surgeons in the early nineteenth century and then a chemists’ from the 1850s until about 2014. It was reduced in scale as a consequence of Second World War bomb damage.1

  1. LMA, Tower Hamlets Commissioners of Sewers Ratebooks; CLC/B/192/F/001/MS11936/441/812539: Transport for London Group Archives, LT002051/2549: Post Office Diretories: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, P07266: Goad insurance maps, 1890 and 1953 

Chemist on the Vallance Rd corner in May 2014
Contributed by Shahed Saleem