Reference NumberB/ENN
Alternative Reference NumberTH/8744
Creator_NameEnnor, Thomas, 1815-1875, builder of Stepney
TitleRecords of Thomas Ennor, builder, of Commercial Road, Stepney and of his executors
DescriptionScope and content
The collection consists of financial and property records.

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Extent38 items
AdminHistoryAdministrative History
Thomas Ennor was a builder of some note in the Victorian East End. He was born in 1815 in St. Agnes near Truro in Cornwall as was his wife Jane. By 1855 he was established as a carpenter at 38 Hardinge Street near Commercial Road, though by 1857 he is described in the trade directory of that year as "builder and contractor". By 1859 while retaining the Hardinge Street premises he had expanded into premises south of the River at Vauxhall Gardens and to 2, Marine Place, Commercial Road. The 1861 census shows him residing at 2, Marine Place with his wife Jane. By 1865 they were residing at 4, St. Agness Terrace, Victoria Park in a development he had built himself and named after his birth place. By 1870 his business operations were conducted from 1, Devonshire Place, later 242, Commercial Road. He died in 1875.
The following is list of buildings known to be built by him including buildings completed after his death:-
1855 British and Foreign Sailors' Institute, Hardinge Street
1859 "Sir John Franklin" P.H. East India Dock Rd.
1860-1861 St. George-in-the-East Town Hall
1862-1863 St. Agnes Terrace, South Hackney
1865 The Queens Hotel (now the "Falcon and Firkin" P.H.) South Hackney
1865-1866 Methodist Church, Grove Road (later St. Barnabas C. of E. Church
c.1866 The Bedford Hotel, Wetherell Road, South Hackney
1876 St. John's Vicarage, Castalia Street, Isle of Dogs
1876 Glengall Road School, Isle of Dogs
1876-1877 The East London Synagogue
1876-1877 The Jamaica Taven (alterations), West India dock Road
SubjectStepney (borough)
Private enterprises
Construction industry
Access StatusOpen
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