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Turk's Head - Wapping - 1 Turks Head - Wapping

Plaque: Turk's Head - Wapping - 1

Erection date: 1927

Inscription

{On the upper, larger, stone:}
Bird Street. Erected Anno Dom 1706

{On the lower, smaller, stone:}
Rebuilt 1766 and 1927

We'd guess that the first stone was created and erected in 1766 when the building was rebuilt. And in 1927 it was decided to carry on the tradition.

This, north-south, section of Tench Street used to be called Bird Street. This pub's address has also been given as 1 Green Bank (the other road at this junction. 

Site: Turks Head - Wapping (2 memorials)

E1, Tench Street, 20

The large plaque about the recent history of the building is on the wall beside the car. The other is on the corner nearest the camera, at first floor level.

Between about 1803 and 1956 this building was just a stone's throw from part of the London Docks, Wapping Basin (now the John Orwell Sports Centre) which must have made it much busier than it is today. If we've understood the history of the pub correctly, the Turk's Head moved into this building in, or very soon after, 1940.

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Turk's Head - Wapping - 1

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