241 Whitechapel Road

c.1835 shophouse, said to have been rebuilt in 1950–1 | Part of 235-247 Whitechapel Road

241–243 Whitechapel Road
Contributed by Survey of London on Nov. 17, 2017

This stock-brick asymmetrical pair of around 1835, possibly built for Henry and Joseph Gibbs, was leased for quotidian shopkeeping. Its first-floor relieving arches are in other contexts typical of earlier decades. There had been a 500-year lease of the sites of Nos 243 and 245 in 1672. In the 1890s No. 241 housed the Hebrew Christian Testimony to Israel before it gained purpose-built premises at 189 Whitechapel Road. It was reportedly rebuilt in 1950–1 after war damage. Render was removed from both façades around 2012.1


  1. London Metropolitan Archives, Tower Hamlets Commissioners of Sewers ratebooks: The National Archives, IR58/84806/2341–2: Post Office Directories: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, Building Control file 15476. 

235-247 Whitechapel Road in 2016
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235-253 Whitechapel Road in 2016
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235-253 Whitechapel Road in 2016
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Whitechapel Road with Court Street
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241-253 Whitechapel Road in 2016
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Whitechapel Road with Court Street in 2016
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