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Location address: United Kingdom, Tower Hamlets
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Dorset Street was situated at the heart of the Spitalfields rookery in the East End of London, England. It should not be confused with the road of the same name in Marylebone, in London’s West End. By repute it was “the worst street in London” and was the scene of the brutal murder of Mary Jane Kelly by Jack the Ripper on 9 November 1888. The murder was committed at Kelly’s lodgings which were situated at No. 13, Miller’s Court entered from a passageway between 26 and 27, Dorset Street.
No. 13, Miller’‘s Court in Dorset Street was the scene of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly by Jack the Ripper on November 9, 1888.
In 1920 the Corporation of London purchased Spitalfields Market, and began major rebuilding, which included the demolition of the whole of the north side of Duval Street(=Dorset Street), including Miller’‘s Court. The new fruit market opened in 1928. Another new market development in the 1960s resulted in Duval Street becoming a lorry park for the market. The buildings on the south side of Dorset Street were redeveloped as a multi-storey car park in the 1960s, and those on the north side by a large building which has been used as a market building, a sports hall and a storage warehouse for an import-export company.