Gunthorpe Street is a narrow north-south alley connecting Wentworth Street and Whitechapel High Street, entered from Whitechapel High Street by a covered archway next to The White Hart Inn. Originally named George Yard, it was the site of the murder of Martha Tabram (in George Yard Buildings) in August 1888. It’s called Gunthorpe Street since 1912.
The High Street entrance was (and still is) accessible via a covered archway. It became a no through road at this end around 2006. Apart from the Sir George’s Dwelling, no buildings from 1888 remain, despite the apparent age of some on the eastern side. The oldest buildings on Gunthorpe Street are the White Hart pub at the corner with Whitechapel High Street and the ex-council depot on the east side, which probably dates from the early 1900s.