Plaque

Captain Cook - The Highway

Charrington's coal wharf + Captain Cook
Captain Cook - The Highway
Inscription

Captain James Cook, "The ablest and most renowned navigator this or any country hath produced" lived in a house a few yards from this spot, 126, Upper Shadwell, 1763 - 1765.
Stepney Historical Trust

The plaque gives Cook's address as 126 Upper Shadwell. Horward's 1799 map gives house numbers, and 126 Upper Shadwell was on the north side of what is now The Highway, 10 houses to the west of what is now Brodlove Lane. The plaque is on the south side, to the east of Brodlove Lane.

126 Shadwell was Cook's first married home after he wed Elizabeth Batts in 1762. In 1763 they moved to the Mile End Road house.

Site: Charrington's coal wharf + Captain Cook (2 memorials)

E1, The Highway, 326, Free Trade Wharf

This building's address was previously 2 Broad Street.

The puzzling inscription can just be seen in our photo, on the front of the building, at the corner near the blue plaque.

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Captain Cook - The Highway

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Captain James Cook

Maritime explorer and cartographer. Born near Middlesbrough. The first to map...

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Charrington's coal wharf

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