Chapter 4: The Building(s)

There is very little documentary evidence of the early history of the construction, adaptation and expansion of the George & Dragon – that led to its 20th century existence as a music venue, Band on the Wall. However, by reference to street and trade directories, census records, maps, Poor Rate Books and other sources, we have been able to assemble a record, at times tentative, of the evolution of the building and its annexed adjacent buildings that comprised the George & Dragon into the beginning of the 20th century.