London Pub history index – newly updated

I have been working on the London street directory site, and this is the current pub history index for London and surrounds.

London pub history listing :
A :
Acton W3
Aldersgate EC1
Aldgate E1 & EC3
All Hallows Barking EC3
All Hallows Bread Street
All Hallows Honey lane EC2
All Hallows Less
All Hallows Lombard street EC3
All Hallows London Wall EC2 & EC3
All Hallows, Staining

B :
Barking
Battersea East SW8 & SW11
Battersea North west
Battersea South west SW11 & SW17
Bermondsey SE1 & SE16
Bethnal green E2
Billingsgate EC3
Bishopsgate E1 & EC2
Blackheath – see Lee
Bow E3
Bromley E3

C :
Camberwell SE5 & SE15
Canning Town E16
Chadwell Heath
Charlton SE7
Charterhouse EC1
Chelsea SW1, SW3 & SW10
Chiswick W4
Christ Church Newgate Street
Clapham
Clerkenwell
Covent garden
Cripplegate
Croydon

D :
Dagenham
Deptford

E :
East Ham
Eltham SE9

F :
Forest Gate
Fulham

G :
Greenwich

H :
Hackney
Hammersmith
Hampstead NW3
Holborn
Holy Trinity Less
Holy Trinity Minories

I :
Ilford
Islington

K :
Kensington
Kilburn NW6

L :
Lambeth
Lee SE3
Lewisham
Leyton
Leytonstone
Limehouse

M :
Marylebone
Mile end

N :
Newington
North Wollwich

P :
Paddington
Plaistow
Plumstead SE18
Poplar

R :
Ratcliff
Rotherhithe

S :
St Alban Wood street
St Alphage
St Andrew by Wardrobe
St Andrew Hubbard
St Andrew Undershaft
St Anne & St Agnes
St Anns Blackfriars
St Augustine Watling street
St Bartholomew
St Bartholomew at Exchange
St Benet Fink
St Benet Gracechurch
St Benet Pauls Wharf
St Benet Sherehog
St Brides
St Clements Danes
St Clement Eastcheap
St Dionis Backchurch
St Dunstan in East
St Dunstan In West
St Ethelburga
St Faith Under StPauls
St Gabriel Fenchurch
St George Bloomsbury
St George Hanover Square
St George in the East
St George Martyr
St Giles
St Gregory by St Pauls
St Helen Bishopsgate
St James Dukes Place
St James Garlickhithe
St John the Baptist Walbrook
St John Zachary
St Katherine Coleman
St Katherine Creechurch
St Lawrence Jewry
St Leonard Eastcheap
St Leonard Foster lane
St Luke
St Magnus Martyr EC3
St Margaret Lothbury EC2
St Margaret Moses
St Margaret New Fish Street EC3
St Margaret Pattens EC3
St Martin Ludgate EC4
St Martin Orgars EC3 & EC4
St Martin Outwich EC2
St Martin Pomfroy
St Martins in Fields WC2 & SW1
St Martin Vintry EC4
St Mary Abchurch
St Mary Aldermanbury EC2
St Mary Aldermary EC4
St Mary at Hill EC3
St Mary Colechurch EC2
St Mary le Bow
St Mary Magdalen Milk street
St Mary Magdalene Fish Street EC4
St Mary Mountshaw
St Mary Somerset
St Mary Staining
St Mary Woolnoth
St Matthew Friday street
St Michael Bassishaw EC2
St Michael Cornhill
St Michael Crooked Lane
St Michael Queenhithe EC4
St Michael le Querne
St Michael Wood Street
St Mildred Bread street
St Nicholas Acons
St Nicholas Cole Abbey
St Nicholas Olave
St Olave Hart Street
St Olave Old Jewry
St Olave Silver street
St Pancras
St Pancras Soper Lane
St Peter Cornhill
St Peter Pauls Wharf
St Peter Westcheap EC2
St Sepulchre EC1 & EC4
St Stephen Coleman
St Stephen Walbrook
St Swithin London Stone EC4
St Thomas Apostle

Shadwell
Shoreditch
Silvertown
Soho
Southwark Cristchurch
Southwark St George Martyr
Southwark St John Horsleydown
Southwark St Olave
Southwark St Saviour
Southwark St Thomas
Spitalfields
Stoke Newington
Stratford
St Mary le Strand
Streatham SW16
Sydenham SE23 & SE26

T :
Thames Haven
Tottenham N15 & N17
Tooting SW17
Tower

W:
Walthamstow E17
Wandsworth SW18
Wapping
West Ham E15
Westminster St James
Westminster St John
Westminster St Margaret
Whitechapel E1
Whitefriars EC4
Woolwich SE18

It is quite long, as there is quite a lot of it.

 

London 1832 street directory & pubs

I have just completed the addition of a complete London street directory in 1832. It is not bad. It also links to the pubs on these street directories in at least 95% of cases, I am still missing a few early pubs, or I could not actually find them.

I just ran a google search on ‘London 1832 street directory‘ and according to my returns I received the first 32 search results. It is a blooming good piece of new research I have been working on for weeks.

There is still lots more to do, including adding 1842 directory images, mappings to maps etc; but the site is getting there. Finding each street in London in early maps is taking me a while.

It is a welcome change from just researching pubs and their landlords.

Enjoy,

Kevan

Future of the London pub history site

I am always trying to make the pub history site better. I am concentrating on London mainly. A preference towards what makes the site more mobile friendly is important, but always with the reference to historical pubs rather than modern pubs.
The address is therefore the most crucial part of this, and in particular the old historical address, say 150 years ago! I have little interest in modern pubs, or modern streets.
Post codes also do not work, they are a modern addition. I sort pubs and other addresses through their original church parish, which is a real pain, trust me.
But, then, modern mapping sites offering parallellised views of an area through time have now started to appear online. These help me more than you can imagine.
Back to the London 1832 street directory, I can now find a street in the last century and show a modern version of the same area today.
This will do for now.
Also, in regards to a mobile app to list the 1832 street directory, which is currently a list of street names, do I require this to be a searchable database to find a street?
I will think about this over the next few days.
Here is West Smithfield with mapping added.

Links to London directories on ancestry

I have been building up a very useful number of links to the Ancestry site over the past few months, and I thought others would find them useful.

You do need an Ancestry account, and I also believe it is useful to be logged in before clicking on the links, but here goes.

These are all links to the start page of the pubs for the specific directories :

1833-34 Pigots :

1836 Pigots :

1849 Post Office :

1853

1854

1858

1862

1863 – there are two pages missing

1864

1866

1867

1871

1873

1876

1877

1880

1885

If they do not work, then hey ho.

I have a lot more of these!

 

London pub history – Mile end

I am getting this idea that an old site does not work any longer, whereas blogs do – so here is a listing of pubs in Mile end,

A1, 46 Duckett Street, Mile End
Admiral Denham, 47 St Thomas Road, Mile End E3
Albert Arms, 239 / 66 Bancroft Road, Mile End
Albert Arms, 6 Railway Place, Cambridge Road north, Mile End
Albion, 19 Albion Street, Mile End
Albion, 43 Duckett Street, Mile End
Albion, 41 Grove road, Mile End E3
Albion / Rose & Punchbowl, 7 Redmans Road, Stepney, E1
Albion, 25 St Pauls Way, Mile End E3
Alfreds Head Tavern, 49 Gold Street, Mile End E1
Alfreds Head, 67 Shandy Street / 33 Alfred Street, Mile End E1
Alma, 41 Spelman Street, Mile End E1
Anchor, 7 Turner Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Crown, 28 High Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Hope, 90 Duckett Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Hope, 8 Jamaica Street, Mile End E1
Anchor and Hope, 68 Myrdle Street, Mile End
Anchor and Hope, 97 Redmans Road, Mile End
Angel & Trumpet, 2 Stepney High Street, E1
Artichoke, 143 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Bakers Arms, 13 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
11 Baker Street, Mile End E1
Bancroft Arms, 410 Mile End Road, Mile End
Bancroft Arms, 1 Moody Street, Mile End E1
Bank of Friendship Tavern, 22 Harford Street, Mile End
Barley Mow, 59 Vallance Road (Bakers Row), Mile End
Barley Mow, 60 West Street, Mile End E2
Beaumont Arms, 52 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Bedford Arms, 22 Bedford Street, Mile End
Beehive, 46 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Bee Hive, 3 Maplin Street, Mile End
Bell, 10 Garden Street, Mile End
Bell, 40 Brick Lane, Mile End
(Old) Bell & Mackerel, 333 Mile End Road, Mile End
Ben Jonson, 83 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Black Boy, 169 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Black Horse, 168 Mile End Road, Mile End
Blue Anchor, 225 Mile End Road, Mile End
Bricklayers Arms, 71 Redman’s Road, Stepney, E1
Bricklayers Arms, 20 Gloucester Street / 34 Settles Street, Mile End
1 Bridge Street, Mile End
123 Bridge Street, Mile End
143 Bridge Street, Mile End
Britannia, 185 Bow Common Lane, Mile End  E3
Britannia, 209 Globe Road, Mile End
Britannia, 254 Mile End Road, Mile End
Britannia, 33 Ocean Street, Mile End
Britannia,106 St Anns Road, Mile End
British Queen, 51 Globe Road, Mile End
British Queen, 31 White Horse Lane, Mile End
4 Bromehead Street, Mile End
Bulls Head, 31 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Bulls head, 103 Hanbury Street / 25 Preston Street, Mile End
123 Burdett Road, Mile End E3
Cannings Head, 63 Sidney Street, Commercial road, Mile End
Carlton Arms, 238 Devonshire Street [238 bancroft Road], Bow, Mile End
Catherine Wheel, 50 St Peters Road, Mile End
Champion, 61 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Charrington Brewery, Mile End Road, Mile End
City of Canterbury, 113 Hanbury Street / 37 Preston Street, Mile End
Clare Hall, 269 Stepney Way, Oxford Street, Stepney
Clyde, 187 Commercial Road, Mile End
Coach & Horses, 380 Mile End Road, Stepney
Coalmeters Arms, 62 Heath Street, Stepney
Cock a Hoop, 158 Hanbury Street / 85 Church Street, Mile End
Comfort Arms Tavern, 51 Bridge Street, Mile End E1
121 Commercial Road, Mile End
380 Commercial Road, Mile End
414 Commercial Road, Mile End
Coopers Arms, 229 Oxford Street, Mile End E1
Coopers Arms, 13 Sidney Street, Mile End
Cornucopia / Horn of Plenty, 588 Mile End Road, Mile End E3
Cornwall Arms, 161 Braintree Street / 161 West Street, Mile End
Cottons Arms, 92 St Pauls Way, Mile End
19 Coutts Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
41 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
27 Crombies Row, Commercial Road East, Mile End
Crown, 57 Alderney Street, Mile End
Crown, 74 Mile End Road, Mile End
Crown, 81 Braintree street / 81 West Street, Mile End E2
Crown & Anchor, 113 Buxton Street / 10-12 Luke Street, Mile End
Crown & Anchor, 49 Nelson Street, Commercial Road, Mile End
Crown & Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street, Mile End E1
Crown & Leek, 6 Deal Street, Mile End E1
Crown & Sceptre, 94 Sceptre Street, Mile End
Crown & Sceptre, 13 South Grove, Mile End
Crystal Tavern, 25 Burdett Road, Mile End
Dame Colet Cottage, 10 Duckett Street, Mile End
Devonshire Arms, 49 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
28 & 30 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
34 Devonshire Street, Mile End
Dolphin, 69 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Drivers Arms, 1 Lawton Road, Mile End
112 Duckett Street, Mile End
Duke of Clarence, 71 Commercial Road East, Mile End
Duke of Gloucester, 81 New Road, Mile End
Duke of Norfolk, 30 Norfolk Street, Mile End
Duke of York, 129 Antill Road, Mile End
Dukes Motto, 161 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Duke of York, 44 Myrdle Street, Mile End E1
Dyers Arms, 15 & 17 Cleveland Street, Mile End E1
Eagle Tavern, 95 Mile End Road, Mile End
Earl Grey, 44 Mile End Road, Mile End
Earl Grey Castle, 1 Luke Street, Mile End
Earl Grey’s Castle, 71 Vallance Road, London, E1
Earl of Essex, 27 James Street, Mile End
Earl of Warwick, 214 Whitechapel Road, Mile End
Earl St. Vincent, 41 Philpot Street, Mile End
Earl Zetland, 137 Burdett Road, Mile End E3
Edinburgh Castle, Rhodeswell Road, E14
Enterprise, 67 & 69 Chicksand Street / 1 Halifax Street, Mile End
86 Ernest Street, Mile End E1
Exmouth Arms / Hollands, 9 Exmouth Street, Mile End
Foresters Arms, 87 & 89 Myrdle Street, Mile End
Foresters, 19 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Fountain, 86 Jamaica Street, Mile End
Fountain, 436 Mile end Road, Mile End
Fox, 20 Braintree Street  / 20 West Street, Mile End
Fox & Yorkshire Gray, 38 Mile End Road, Mile End
Free Trader beer shop, 44 Jubilee place, Commercial road , Mile End
Garibaldi, 29 Bale Street, Mile End
Garibaldi, 59 Turner Street, Mile End
The George, 58 Pelham Street, Mile End
George IV, 40 West Street, Mile End
Gladstone, 145 Globe Road, Mile End
Gloster Arms, 93 Commercial Road, Mile End
Golden Eagle, 56 Cleveland Way /  56 Cleveland Street, Mile End E1
54 Gold Street, Mile End E1
Grafton Arms, 9 Alderney Road, Mile End
Grape Vine, 506 Mile End Road, Mile End
Grape Vine, 66 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Grass Hopper, 72 Vallance Road / 72 Bakers Row / 15 Charles Street, Mile End
Greenland Fishery, 61 Redmans Road, Mile End E1
Grosvenor Arms, 33 Grosvenor Street, Stepney, Mile End
Gunmakers Arms, 51 Canal Road, Mile End
Halifax Arms, 17 Hawkins Street, Mile End
Hay Field Tavern, 158 Mile End Road
22 Heath Street, Mile End E1
Hermit, 56 Bedford Street, Commercial Road, Mile End
Honest Lawyer, 66 Oxford Street, Mile End
Hop Pole,  32 Finch Street / 1 Hope Street, Mile End [MENT], East London
Horn of Plenty, 36 Globe Road, Mile End
Horn of Plenty, 73 Underwood Street, Mile End
Jacobs Well, 127 Hanbury Street, Mile End
4 Johnson Street, Mile End
Jolly Sailor, 272 Oxford Street, Mile End
Jolly Sailor, 52 West Street, Mile End
19 Jubilee Street, Mile End
86 Jubilee Street, Mile End
87 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Kings Arms, 214 Jubilee Street, MileEnd
King Albert, / Prince of Prussia, 126 Harford Street, Mile End
18 King John Street, Mile End
1 King Edward Street, Mile End
19 King Edward Street, Mile End
(Old) King Harry, 279 Mile End Road, Mile End
King John, 110 Mile End Road, Mile End
Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road, Mile End
King of Sardinia, 391 Mile End Road, Mile End
1 Langley Place, Commercial Road east, Mile End
21 Langley Place, Commercial Road east, Mile End
Leigh Hoy, 163 Hanbury Street / 26 Church Street, Mile End
Lion, 83 Carlton Road, Mile End E1
Lion Arms, 18 Holford Street, Mile End
Lion & Lamb, 45 Skidmore Street, Mile End
Locomotive, 45 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Lord Collingwood, 40 Chicksand Street, Mile End
Lord Liverpool, 78 Clark Street, Mile End
Lord Nelson, 163 Globe Road, Mile End E2
Lord Raglan, 19 St Anns Road, Mile End
Lord Tredegar, 49 – 50 Lichfield Road,Mile End
Lucas Arms, 348 Commercial Road, Mile End E1
10 Lucas Street, Mile End
Maid & Magpie, 237 & 239 Oxford Street, Mile End E1
Maltsters Arms, 52 New Road, Mile End
Marquis of Lorne, 81 Bancroft Road, Mile End E1
Masons Arms, 121 – 123 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Mechanics Arms, 3 Hardinge Street, Mile End
Mercers Arms, 116 Jubilee Street, Mile EndE1
Middleton Arms, 114 St Anns Road, Mile End
119 Mile End Road, Mile End
284 Mile End Road, Mile End
King of Sardinia, 391 Mile End Road, Mile End
464 Mile End Road, Mile End
592 Mile End Road, Mile End
Mitre, 5 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, Mile End
Morpeth Castle, 109 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Mossford Arms, 28 Mossford Street, Mile End E3
Mulberry Tree, 133 Stepney Green, Mile End E5
Mulberry Tree, 1 Mulberry Street, Mile End
Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
New Globe, 359 Mile End Road, Mile End E3
North Briton, 83 Bedford Street, Mile End
Old Globe, 191 Mile End Road, Mile End
Old House at Home, 1 Railway Place, Mile End E2
Old Red Lion, 22 Buxton Street, Mile End E1
Old Ship, 38 Stepney High Street, Mile End E1
Old Three Mackerel, 329 Mile End Road, Mile End
Old York Castle, 2 Clark Street, Mile End
106 Oxford Street, Mile End
174 Oxford Street, Mile End
198 Oxford Street, Mile End
332 Oxford Street, Mile End
The Oxford, 286 Oxford Street, Mile End
Peacock, 145 – 147 Aylward Street [formerly 145 Charles Street], Stepney E1
Pelican, 33 Clive Street, Mile End
Pemberton Arms, 99 Clinton Road,Mile End
31 Philpot Street, Mile End
Plough Inn, 606 Mile End Road, Mile End
Plough, 41 Sidney Street, Mile End
Romford Arms / Pride of Spitalfields, 3 Heneage Street, Spitalfields
Prince Albert, 83 Clark Street, Mile End
Prince Albert, 6 Lincoln Street, Mile End
Prince Arthur, 25 Calverley Street, Mile End
Prince Arthur, 150 Turners Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 137 Solebay Street /  137 Bridge Street, Mile End E3
Prince of Wales, 24 Arbour Street east, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 66 Buxton Street, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 74 Church lane, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 108 Duckett Street / 14 Waley street E1
Prince of Wales, 124 Globe Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 102 Grantley Street / 102 Grafton Street, Mile End
Prince of Prussia / Prince of Wales, 2 Grove Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 37 Wickford Street / 37 King Street, Doveton Street, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 49 New Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 26 St Thomas Road, Mile End
Prince Regent, 105 Globe Road, Mile End
Princess of Wales, 17 Copley Street, Mile End E1
Princess Royal, 33 Sidney Square, Mile End
Queen Adelaide, 27 King Edward Street, Mile End
Queens Arms, 202 Mile End Road, Mile End
Queens Head, 57 Greatorex Street /  57 Great Garden Street / 21 High Street, Mile End
Queen Victoria, 96 Exmouth Street, Mile End
Queen Victoria, 151 Globe Road, Mile End E2
Railway Hotel, 30 Grove Road, Mile End
Railway Tavern, 131 Globe Road, Mile End
(Old) Red Cow, 67 Mile End Road, Mile End
Red Lion, 228 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Red Lion, 34 Spicer Street, Mile End
Regent Tavern, 79 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
2 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
19 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
25 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Rising Sun, 1 Alma Road, Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Rising Sun, 248 Globe Road, Mile End
Rising Sun, 87 Sidney Street, Commercial Road east
Ropemakers Arms, 135 Ernest Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 21 Bridge Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 37 Buxton Street / 48 Spicer Street, Mile End E1
Rose & Crown, 51 Charles Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 65 Globe Road, Mile End
Rose & Punchbowl / Albion, 7 Redmans Road, Stepney, E1
Rose of Denmark, 36 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Royal Duchess, 551 – 553 [now 543] Commercial Road, Mile End
Royal George, 110 Vallance Road, Mile End
Royal Hotel, 560a Mile End Road, Mile End
Royal Oak, 75 Charles Street, Mile End
Royal Oak, 18 Plumbers Row, Mile End
Royal Oak, 108 Stepney Green, Mile End
Royal Standard , 62 Maplin Street, Mile End
Royal Standard, 28 Plumbers Row, Mile End
Rumbold House, 114 Redmans Road, Mile End
44 Russell Street, Mile End
Safe Harbour, 7 West Arbour Street East, Mile End
2 St Anns Road, Mile End E3
62 St Anns Road, Mile End E3
2 St Dunstans Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
St Dunstans Arms, 48 St Dunstans Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
Salisbury Arms, 111 Burdett Road, Mile End
Shakespeares Head, 182 Jubilee Street, Mile End E1
Ship, 140 Hanbury Street / 58 Preston Street / 37 Well Street, Mile End
Ship, 21 Charles Street, Mile End
Ship, 10 Hunt Street, Mile End
Ship, 64 Stepney Green, Mile End
Sidney Arms, 90 Charles Street, Mile End
Sidney Arms, 131 Sidney Street, Mile End
Sir George Osbornes Head, 131 Old Montague Street / 28 Princes Street, Mile End
Somerset Arms, 20 New Road, Mile End
Sovereign, 2 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Star, 116 Heath Street, Stepney
Star & Garter,41 Arbour Square, Mile End
171 Stepney Green, Mile End E1
Sugar Loaf, 187 Hanbury Street, Mile End
Telegraph, 19 Hawkins Street, Mile End
Three Compasses, 1 Brick Lane, Mile End
Three Compasses, 44 Raven Row, Mile End
Three Cranes, 45 Mile End Road, Mile End
Three Crowns, 1 Dunk Street, Mile End
Three Crowns, 237 Mile End Road, Mile End
Tiger, 14 Longnor Road, Mile End E1
Two Brewers, 1 Brick Lane, Mile End [New Town]
Two Brewers, 35 Globe Road, Mile End
Two Brewers, 7 Skidmore Street, Mile End
Two brewers, 11 Spital Street, Mile End
Union Flag, 8 Union Street, Mile End
40 Union Street, Mile End
Velocipede, 80 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
Victoria, 110 Grove Road, Mile End
Victoria Hotel, 171 Burdett Road, Mile End
Victory, 144 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Victory, 39 Cadiz Street, Mile End
Victory, 272 Devonshire Street, Mile End
Vine Tavern, 31 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Weavers Arms, 68 Pelham Street, Mile End
Wentworth Arms, 54 Brantbridge Street / 127 Eric Street, Mile End E3
White Hart, 10 Greenfield Street, Mile End
White Hart, 47 (Great) Turner Street, Mile End
White Hart, 1 Mile End Road, Mile End
White Horse, 106 Burdett Road, Mile End
White Horse, 12 Buxton Street / 40 Spicer Street, Mile End E1
White Horse, 150 Mile End Road, Mile End
White Horse Tavern, 94 White Horse Lane, Mile End
74 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Whitesmiths Arms, 47 Chicksand Street, Mile End
White Swan, 229 Mile End Road, Mile End
9 Wilson Street, 183 BowCommon Lane, Mile End
Windsor Castle, 265 Mile End Road, Mile End
Woolpack, 9 James Street, Mile End
Worlds End, 47 Ben JonsonRoad, Mile End
York Minster, 44 Philpot Street, Mile End

We will see if this works.

Kevan

Shadwell pub history

In case you wonder what I do late at night when most sensible people go to bed, or curl up with a good book? I like to revisit an area on the London pub history site, and see where i can improve it.

Tonight I am in Shadwell. There were a lot of pubs in Shadwell. Along with my research I find mainly Stephen Harris and Ewan mentioned, and the Tower Hamlets history society and a number of others.

What I am planning on doing tonight, and probably during the day tomorrow, is add a few details to each page, and hopefully show when a pub was open by, and maybe closed by; or whatever.

Just working through one tiny area of London, I am starting to see what I have spent the last eighteen years building. I cannot decide whether it is an abomination or a work of art, probably the latter!

The updates from people seem to be a lot slower these days, which suggests there is not masses of detail to add, but I refute this, although I am really working on a London street directory more than the pub history site these days.

C’est la vie.

 

A London 1832 and 1842 street directory is building fast

A new site listing the entirety of the  London 1832 street directory with an alphabetical index of all the streets linked to a page for each street is building very fast, and close to completion – well stage one is nearly complete.

Each individual page lists a complete transcription of the traders living along that street as listed in the Robsons directory. Where appropriate, if a trader is a licensee or tavern keeper, there will also be a link from that person, and their address to an entry on the historical pub history site which is brilliant for London and many other areas.

In addition to the listing in 1832, in  which there is not a great amount of detail about the trades of those named, there are in many cases, an image on the same page which corresponds to the 1842 Robsons London street directory. This is very useful, as the information is much more detailed. The 1842 images are just that, they are not a transcription, and therefore a visual check of each images is required. The search engines have so far made the  inference that these images relate to the 1832 trade directory, which they do in road name only!

As an added bonus on one or two pages, the 1842 London street directory has also been transcribed. There is not a plan on doing this for every page, although if anyone wishes to help with this, it may happen eventually,

The 1842 London street directory transcriptions have been added with a simple code which allows the text to be viewable or hidden, which is the default.

A good example, the second page to have this addition is on the Star street, Shadwell page. This page was chosen as this early historical detail is currently missing from the pub history site, with details back to about 1851 only, at present. This will change very soon.

Enjoy this new concept, and any suggestions on making the pages even more useful would be very welcome; there is a plan underfoot to link each page to a mapping, but this has yet to be decided. The pages which do link to the pub history site already offer a lot more detail about the specific road / street through a period of time, sometimes up until modern days, and other times for just a few years or decades.

And an addition to the site just recently has been the 1818 Johnstones  London commercial guide, this is in its infancy and lacks detail about pub history, and will therefore be completed as I see fit.

Nags Head, 324 Hackney road

I cannot remember how I got to update this page. Yes, it was the Goldapple entry in 1938. I had spent the day looking at Goldapple  licensees in East London. One was Phillip Goldapple, at the Rising Sun, Sidney street during the time of the Sidney street riots in 1911.

Anyway, that was a separate post on my other London history blog.

The Nags Head has not changed much in looks, you can still make out the distinctive outline of the building, even though it is now a music store and bag shop – two separate shops.

Apparently it traces its history back to  1706. I can prove this currently back to 1805 from the entries on this pub history site. It is all open to discussion, and all appears to be correct.

If I get going tomorrow, and fancy a walk, I may train in to Whitechapel and take a walk up Hackney road, maybe. And take some pictures.

Don’t hold your breath on this.