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Mercer's Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in St Dunstan's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5156 / 51°30'56"N

Longitude: -0.041 / 0°2'27"W

OS Eastings: 536029

OS Northings: 181445

OS Grid: TQ360814

Mapcode National: GBR K4.6C3

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.75PH

Entry Name: Mercer's Cottages

Listing Date: 27 September 1973

Last Amended: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206264

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Dunstan's

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Dunstan Stepney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3681 SW WHITEHORSE ROAD E1
17/669 MERCER'S COTTAGES

II NOS 1 - 10 (consec)

Formerly listed as Lady Mico's Almshouses. Symmetrical terrace of 10
cottages. 1856 by George Smith for the mercers' Company; Nos 7-10 largely
rebuilt in facsimile following war damage. Grey/white brick with slate roofs.
Rusticated stucco quoins between houses. 2 storeys. 14 window range.
Brick porches with gauged brick flat arches to entrances and paired enriched
console brackets supporting pedimented gables; Nos 1 and 10 on returns. No 2
to 9, one porch per pair, giving illusion of four double fronted cottages.
Architraved sashes; ground floors with enriched console brackets supporting
cornices and lugged cills, 1st floors with cornices and stucco sill band,
lugged at sashes. Central 1st floor painted, stone plaque with cartouch
inscribed "The Gift of Dame/Jane Mico Relicta of/S Sam Mico Mercer dec/Built
Ano 1691" and summounted by a female bust. Beneath, a stone plague inscribed
"Rebuilt by The Worshipful Company of Mercers/AD 1856". Lady Mico, wife of
Sir Samuel Mico, Mercer and alderman, bequeathed money for the original
almshouses for widows. Taken over 1976 by the GLC for housing.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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