Houses in Love Lane
Houses in Love Lane
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Houses in Love Lane
SC_PHL_01_392_95_008 (Collage 118831)
London Metropolitan Archives: LCC Photograph Library
Fronts of a row of three-storey terraced houses with cellars at 2-10 Love Lane (formerly Cut Throat Lane) in Shadwell, viewed from the junction of The Highway, looking north-east. The houses all have steps up to their front doors, whitewash over the walls below their ground-floor windows, lintels over the doors, leaded sash windows with wooden shutters and arched brickwork above. Three of the houses have window boxes. Gratings in the walls and pavement indicate the existence of cellars and the street is cobbled. There is a photo in the window of number 2. A woman and child are in the doorway of number 10. The building beyond number 10 was an engineering works. The date 19 October 1905 has been stencilled onto the photo. There were (and are) several Love Lanes in London. They were usually called Love Lane because they contained a brothel and the name of this lane has been changed to Brodlove Lane. None of the buildings still exist; on this site now are a nursery school, shops and flats.
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