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The Widow's Son Public House, Tower Hamlets

Description: The Widow's Son Public House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 206398

OS Grid Reference: TQ3760382232
OS Grid Coordinates: 537603, 182232
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5222, -0.0180

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E3 3PJ

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Listing Text

No 75 (The Widow's
Son Public House)
TQ 3782 12/908
2. . ' '
Comer of Devon Road and Shepperds Street. Early C19 with mid-Victorian _'
P.H. and interior. 2 storeys. 5 windows. Pebble dash finish. Corner piers.
Band and blocking course. Glazing bar sash windows on 1st floor. Ground floor
has pilastered. P.H. front with three fluted fascia brackets. Corinthian captials of
pilasters support fascia with moulded cornice.- Plate glass window with fretted
cast-iron vents in heads. Tiled plinth. Return to Shepperd Street of 2 windows
over wide pilastered P.H.front matching Devon Road front. Corinthian capitals
simplar. 2 storey 6 window continuation with 2 doors. Interior retains almost
completely its C1870s fittings, including engraved mirrors, decorated panels
to pilasters, gilt capitals and glass fronted cabinets containing assorted china. '
ornamental lettered panels saying: "Importer and Bonder of choice Foreign Cigars:-
The Widow's Son. Family [line, Spirit and Malt Liquor Establishment " etc.
Many transfer patterns on glass surfaces. Egg and dart-in cornice. Nine pins
or skittled stone base behind bar with engraved numerals. Hanging buns and
sailors hat over bar refers to the legend of the Widow's Sin.

Listing NGR: TQ3760382232

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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