Houses in Devons Road
Houses in Devons Road
Record No
98459
Title
Houses in Devons Road
Description
Early nineteenth-century terraced housing at 77-81 Devons Road, Bromley-by-Bow. The front entrances, with the original wooden panelled doors, open directly onto the street. Each house has a lower ground multi-pane sash window with exterior shutters and two sash windows on the upper floor. An aspidistra in a decorative china pot can be seen in the ground-floor window at number 77, in front of net curtains and a partially-drawn blind. A line of concrete posts and a railing have been added to the pavement as a barrier for pedestrians. Next door to the left, at number 75 Devons Road, the corner of the famous Widow's Son public house can just be seen. This is a Grade II listed building (listing number 1065801) where there is a tradition of placing a freshly baked hot cross bun in a net above the bar every Good Friday, keeping alive the legend of the widow who reputedly once lived here and who would each year bake a bun for her sailor son lost at sea. Today only the pub exists. The row of houses has been demolished and replaced by a modern apartment block.
Date of execution
1953
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Notes
- Updated 2010 10 28
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_289_F8976
London picture map location
Exact
Subjects
Buy this image

You can obtain a high-quality print of this image to hang on you wall at home using the form below. The frame you see in the photographs is for illustrative purposes. We only sell the print or poster. You can also purchase a digital file and a usage licence from a wide range of options including editorial and academic uses and product sales.

We aim to process all orders within 5 working days.

Once you have selected your options, the total price will be displayed at the bottom of the page. This includes the cost of the print or digital file, and the cost of the usage licence you have selected (where applicable).

If your usage is not listed, please contact us.

Please note that all licences obtained from the London Picture Archive are subject to our Image Usage Licence Terms and Conditions. Please read the terms and conditions before proceeding with your purchase.

Required information
Media options

Please select your required print size or digital file format. If you require a larger print or file size please contact us.