"The Lord Cecil is on an exclusively uniform Victorian terraced stretch of the Lower Clapton road (the corner toward the Round Chapel) it also has the finest Victorian frontage on this road. Demolition would definitely not be beneficial to the area in the long run as adding cheap, crammed apartments never is. One suspects it is only happening here, now, as its not a particularly prosperous neighbourhood, such as those, for example, in Islington, Hampstead or Chelsea. Preservation of good, antique architecture is essential for the future and continuing prosperity of an area as it makes it ultimately worthwhile to invest in."
Zac believes the pub is a listed building and now owned by a developer. There was a fire there recently and a neighbour of Zac's acquaintance has noticed damage caused separately to the roof. Does anyone else have information about this?