About Vine Street

Photo:Vine Street from Gloucester Road

Vine Street from Gloucester Road

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Vine Street

Vine Street

Photo by Maureen Brand

A brief history

By Maureen Brand, North Laine resident

Vine Street was built between 1826 and 1834 and was once the site of orchards and market gardens where prize-winning nectarines grew.

19th century slaughterhouses

There were donkey stables there and a report to the General Board of Health in 1849 noted that there were seven slaughterhouses in Vine Street "in which discharge was made into the street." Typhus was very prevalent in Vine Street.

A soup kitchen was provided for local relief in Vine Street in the 1840s.

Featured on TV

Today Vine Street is a mix of 20th century housing, with some older warehouses. Four terraced houses were built in 2004 and internally fitted and designed by contestants in a TV reality programme called "The Block".

This page was added on 26/02/2008.

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