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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1065801



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Tower Hamlets

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Oct-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 206398

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DEVONS ROAD E3 1. 4431 No 75 (The Widow's Son Public House) TQ 3782 12/908 II* 2. Comer of Devon Road and Shepperds Street. Early C19 with mid-Victorian P.H. and interior. 2 storeys. 5 windows. Pebbledash 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 Wine, 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 Son.

Listing NGR: TQ3760382232

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National Grid Reference: TQ 37603 82232


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