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Dorset Street

Dorset Street was the scene of what is generally accepted as the fifth and final murder committed by Jack the Ripper. Dorset Street is a narrow road leading East towards the City of London from the Northern section of Commercial Street, Spitalfields. At the time of the murders, Dorset Street was one of the worst areas in the London slums. It is now a private alley leading between a carpark and some warehouses which stand where Miller's Court once stood on the north side of the street.




Entrance to Miller's Court

Above: Entrance to Miller's Court, the archway just beyond the chair. Taken from Dorset Street.





The outside of Mary Jane Kelly's room

Above: Photograph taken the day of the murder of the outside of Mary Kelly's room. The rather low, smaller window on the right is the one Bowyer and McCarthy looked through. On the original print it appears that both panes of glass on the right side of this window are broken. The photograph was taken by the photographer brought in by the police. This building was demolished in 1928.





Dorset Street, late 19th century

Above: Dorset Street, late 19th century.





The site where Mary Kelly's room once was

Above: The site where Mary Kelly's room once was (just past the orange dumpsters). It is now behind a car-park on White's Row. Photograph courtesy of Mr. Ivor Edwards.





Another view of the estimated site

Above: Another view of the estimated site. The three storey brick building in the rear of the photo is the Providence Row Night Refuge and Convent where Mary Kelly stayed at one time. Photograph courtesy of Mr. John Smithkey III.





Another view of the estimated site

Above: This photograph shows a close-up view of where 13 Miller's Court stood. It is believed the exact location of Mary Kelly's room was at the broken curb in the center of this photo. Photograph courtesy of Mr. John Smithkey III.





Dorset Street

Above: A westward view of the area which was once known as Dorset Street, Spitalfields. The area is now a private alley running between a carpark on the south side and warehouses on the north side. A building which was once a women's refuge can be seen on Crispin Street at the far end of the picture. Miller's Court would have been along the stretch of the street now occupied by the green shutter doors. Taken: Thursday, May 13, 1999. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.





Dorset Street

Above: An eastward view of the area which was once known as Dorset Street, Spitalfields. Commercial Street and some of the ground surrounding Christ Church can be seen at the far end of the picture. Taken: Thursday, May 13, 1999. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.





Scene of Miller's Court

Above: A close-up view of the approximate location of Miller's Court in the area which was once known as Dorset Street, Spitalfields. This view looks eastward towards Commercial Street. Taken: Thursday, May 13, 1999. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.





Scene of Miller's Court

Above: A view of the approximate location of Miller's Court. This view looks slightly north-east. Taken: Thursday, May 13, 1999. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.





Scene of Miller's Court

Above: A view of the approximate location of Miller's Court from the opposite angle, looking slightly north-west. Taken: Thursday, May 13, 1999. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.





Crispin Street Women's Refuge

Crispin Street Women's Refuge. This Victorian building was once a women's refuge in Spitalfields. It is located on Crispin Street, a street perpendicular to the western end of Dorset Street. Taken: Thursday, 27 July, 2000. Photograph courtesy of Johnno.

Providence Row. Roman Catholic nuns' convent dating from c1860. Inspired by the Rev. Dan Gilbert at a time when Spitalfields had become one of London's worst slums. It's night refuge catered for up to 50 men and up to 300 women and children each night. Its Listed frontage is now being converted to front a much larger office building. Pictured from the corner of Crispin Street and the former Dorset Street. Photograph courtesy of Viper.


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  Dorset Street
       Dissertations: The Whitechapel Dossier: Dorset Street and Miller’s... 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 29 May 1901 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times - 3 June 1901 
       Victorian London: Overcrowding in a School Room 
       Victorian London: The Worst Street in London 
  Mary Jane Kelly
       Home: Timeline - Mary Jane Kelly 
       Dissertations: Did Kelly Have a Heart? 
       Dissertations: Did Mary Kelly Survive? 
       Dissertations: Estimating Mary Kellys Time of Death 
       Dissertations: Is Truth Stranger Than Fiction? A Response to Des McKenna 
       Dissertations: Kit, Kitty, Kitten: The Story of Kitty Ronan 
       Dissertations: Mary Kelly 
       Dissertations: Mary Kelly is Dead 
       Dissertations: McCarthy, Kelly and Breezer's Hill 
       Dissertations: Providence Row Night Refuge 
       Dissertations: Reinvestigating Murder: The Kelly Enigma 
       Dissertations: Room 13 Millers Court 
       Dissertations: The Enigmas of Millers Court 
       Dissertations: The Enigmas of Millers Court 
       Dissertations: The Funeral of Mary Jane Kelly 
       Dissertations: The Kelly Crime Scene Photographs 
       Dissertations: The Mystery of Mary Jane Kelly 
       Dissertations: The Origins of Mary Kelly 
       Dissertations: Time is on My Side 
       Dissertations: What Happened at Miller's Court? 
       Message Boards: Mary Jane Kelly 
       Official Documents: Dr. Bond's Post Mortem on Mary Kelly 
       Official Documents: Mary Jane Kelly's Inquest 
       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Barking and East Ham Advertiser - 24 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Bismarck Daily Tribune - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Boston Daily Globe - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Boston Daily Globe - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Bournemouth Visitors Directory - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Croydon Advertiser - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Croydon Advertiser - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Croydon Times - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 15 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 16 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 19 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 20 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 16 November 1888 
       Press Reports: East and West Ham Gazette - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: East London Advertiser - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: East London Advertiser - 24 November 1888 
       Press Reports: East London Observer - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: East London Observer - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Eastern Post - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Eastern Post - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Echo - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Edwardsville Intelligencer - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 19 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Star - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Star - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Florida Times - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Frederick News - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Galveston Daily News - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Globe [Canada] - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Globe [Canada] - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Graphic - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Illustrated Police News - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Irish Times - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Irish Times - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Irish Times - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Kellogg Enterprise - 16 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Macclesfield Courier and Herald - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Macleod Gazette - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Manchester Guardian - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Manchester Guardian - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Manitoba Daily Free Press - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Marion Daily Star - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Marion Daily Star - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Montreal Daily Star - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Montreal Gazette - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 15 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 16 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 20 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Munster News - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Munster News - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Herald - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Herald - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Times - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Tribune - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York World - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: New York World - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Ottawa Citizen - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Ottawa Free Press - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Pall Mall Gazette - 19 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Penny Illustrated Paper - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Penny Illustrated Paper - 24 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Port Philip Herald - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: St. James Gazette - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: St. James Gazette - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: St. James Gazette - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 19 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Syracuse Herald - 11 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Thanet Advertiser - 17 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 13 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 14 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 19 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 20 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 12 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Trenton Times - 9 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Walthamstow and Leyton Guardian - 24 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Weekly Herald - 16 November 1888 
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       Ripper Media: Mary Jane Kelly: La derniere victime 
       Ripper Media: The Inquest of the Final Victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary ... 
       Ripper Media: Will the Real Mary Kelly? 
       Victims: A Violet From Mother's Grave 
       Victims: Mary Jane Kelly 
       Victims: Testimonies of George Hutchinson and Sara Lewis 
       Witnesses: Elizabeth Phoenix 
       Witnesses: Lizzie Albrook 
       Witnesses: Thomas Bowyer 
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