UK Pub history and historical street directory of London and the UK

Pub history of the last 200 years, and a historical street directory of London and the UK

London and the South is very well documented.

Search the pub history sites by licensee, address or pub. This is building into a historical street directory of parts of the UK, particularly in London
The pub history site is updated every day with masses of new and old information, please check back regularly. Incidentally, if I do some free research for you, a thank you would be nice.

Hanbury Street, East London.

The Jack the Ripper story is exceedingly well documented by many at - what a brilliant site. There are many amateur sleuths, and a whole host of detectives to the highest ranks on this site.

I just like to recreate some facts, in a simple format, e.g. a timeline of Hanbury Street; and its residents, and its Pubs in London.

A good start is to look at the Trade Directories and census available for these years. Starting with 1841, through the 1850's to about 1944 a hundred years later. Referring back to Hanbury Street - see map.

I have current access to Trade Directories of 1882 and later that show Hanbury Street as a rather long road. About 25 years earlier [1856] it is split into four separate sections, and entirely different road names.

These four roads are : -

Browns Lane [2-26 Hanbury Street & 3 - 39 Hanbury Street]

Montague Street (aka New Montague Street)

Wells Street / Preston Street

Church Street

The historical directory listing will use these as a base.


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And Last updated on: Monday, 06-Apr-2015 18:23:25 BST