The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!

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Preston next Wingham , Eastry, Thanet with Dover

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

PRESTON is a parish on the high road from Grove Ferry to Wingham, six and a half miles N.W. of Sandwich, and nine N.E. of Canterbury. The population in 1851 was 542. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The living is a vicarage in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The village, called Preston Street, is not large, and the church stands about a quarter of a mile to the west. Nash is half a mile south.

POST-OFFICE -Ralph Solley, Receiver. Letters received through Wingham, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Curtis, E., Esq. br /> Jenner, Rev. Henry L., M.A.
Toomer, Samuel E., Esq.


Addley, Thomas, farmer
Burmap, Thomas, academy
Bushell, James, saddler
Bushell, John, farmer
Culmer, Charles, farmer
Dilnott, William, farmer
Farmaris, John, farmer
Gibbs, Edmund, shopkeeper
Gibbs, George, grocer, &o.
Goodson, Edward, farmer
Harris, John, Seven Stars
Knight, George, farmer
Laslett, Edward, tailor
Martin, Jarvis, farmer
Martin, William, carpenter & wheelwright
Palmer, G., shopkeeper
Pryer, John, butcher
Ralph, Daniel, farmer
Robinson, George, miller
Robinson, John, farmer
Sayer, John, Swan
Solley, Ralph, shoemaker and post-office
Solley, Stephen, jun., and Charles, millers
Solley, Stephen, farmer
Warden, Stephen, wheelwright and blacksmith

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