More about Orange Row

Photo:Orange Row before renovation

Orange Row before renovation

Photo by Peter Crowhurst

Photo:Orange Row in 2007

Orange Row in 2007

Photo by Jackie Fuller

From urban slum to modern office flats

By Peter Crowhurst, North Laine resident

Orange Row was once one of the worst streets in the North Laine, specially mentioned in the Health Reports of the 1840s. Much of the worst housing in the area was torn down in the 1860s to be replaced by the more spacious housing that can now be seen in Tichborne Street.

Later much of Orange Row was to be used as stabling and it has been only recently that the stables have been converted into residential office units. A walk down Orange Row today and a glimpse into Pym's Gardens (although now sadly gated) will take you back in time into the mid 19th century.

This page was added on 04/03/2008.

Glad to see you mention Orange Row, but it's a shame that the image you show is that of the Row before the modernisation, which is probably just as well, as the bins behind the Dorset are vile!! Is there anything that could be done about it? Regards

By Gloria Stuart-Hutcheson
On 21/03/2009

Gloria - I've responded to your comment and added a photo taken after the renovation!

By Jackie Fuller
On 23/03/2009

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