Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest


Original Use


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


1780 - 1800


315379, 234410

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Terraced two-bay three-storey building, built c.1790, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Replacement flat roof with shared rendered chimneystacks to north party wall having clay pots. Roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with concrete coping and replacement metal hopper and downpipe breaking through to south end. Red brick walls laid in English garden wall bond with recessed panel between upper floors having moulded surround. Gauged-brick flat-arch window openings with concrete sills and single-pane timber sliding sash windows. Recent timber shopfront with large display window on polished granite stall riser.


Capel Street was laid out in the late seventeenth century to connect Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) to North Circular Road. The street was one of the city’s primary commercial thoroughfares and retains no original facades from the seventeenth century. Possibly an eighteenth-century building and built as one of a pair, this example was refaced during the late nineteenth century. It is a modest building which retains its balanced proportions, timber sash windows and a sympathetic modern shopfront which generally contributes to the consistent character of the streetscape.