New Street 1-6 St John’s Terrace


An attractive row of weavers' cottages with the red brick detailing contrasting with the dominant white brick. They were built c1860 for Alexander Duff Peacock, a Spitalfields silk manufacture who had already opened a local factory in Christopher Lane. Most of the cottages were rented out to handloom weavers, many we assume employed by him. Today (2018) none of the windows are original but we are using an image from 2002 which shows that No 5 still had its original small panes then (It also shows the central raised parapet which once carried the terrace's name.)

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