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Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR

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This is a famous pub, largely through its name. The pub was originally called the Old Jerusalem and was renamed Dirty Dick’s in 1814.The history suggests that it was just a wine bar (historically) for much of its life! The current address places it at the corner of Sweedland Court, and this has not changed since at least the 1850s, although the address has, being originallly at '48 & 49 Bishopsgate Street without' in 1882, and at 202 by 1915; it has always been a few doors away from the Woodins Shades.

In 1915 & 1921, for example, the wine bar is number 202, at the corner of Sweedland Court; Middlesex Street is at 210; Catherine Wheel Alley is at 194, and the Woodins Shades is at 212. The 1921 directory includes DD's as part of the name - Dirty Dicks!

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bishopsgate - St Botolphs, London. The Bishopsgate , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate - established 1745 

Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate - established 1745

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An early Dirty Dicks Poster

An early Dirty Dicks Poster

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, EC2 - in December 2006

Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, EC2 - in December 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1855/Wm. Barker & Son/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/William Barker & Son/Wine & Brandy Merchants/../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/William Barker & Son/Distillers/../../Post Office Directory ****

1882/William Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory ****

1893/W Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory **

1902/W Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory **

1908/W Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory **

1915/William Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory ****

1917/William Barker & Son/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory **

1921/William Barker & Son (DD's) Ltd/Wine Merchants/../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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