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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Maps of London, & surrounds.

History of East London & Essex , and East of London.

This map shows the rough boundaries of a London Parish in 1900

I am extremely grateful to David Hale for allowing me to link to his maps at the MAPCO site , a fantastic resource which is now back online again.

Here is the Scottish nls site (national library of Scotland) - There are over 86,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland, but also maps of England and Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgium.

1800 - East Ham & West Ham 1800 Map from Silvertown – a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.

The Greenwood map of London in 1827

1844 - Moggs London map & how to visit in 8 days (gif is  1 MB in size). OR ( jpeg is 230KB)

For maps of Essex, I have only found one decent site - see the Foxearth site maps ; I always welcome feedback if you know otherwise.

1848 - Bethnal Green map (Either a 2MB + gif file) 0r  (an 0.4 MB jpeg image)

1852 - Watkins Commercial & General Map in 1852 (Watkins map page)

There are a considerable number of maps on the mapco site which are absolutely brilliant, e.g. in 1857

1900 - Street Map of London

The assorted Maps of Tower hamlet is an absolutely brilliant resource I have been keeping to myself - it allows simultaneous views of different peiods in time - i.e. 1745, 1766, 1801, 1802, 1822, 1831, 1844, 1853, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for bethnal Green & Stepney.

And more Maps of Tower Hamlet in 1745, 1801, 1831, 1853, 1861, 1875, 1882, 1952 & 2000 for Bow, Bromley & Poplar.

1899 - The London Railway map of Central London in 1899

1900 - East Ham & West Ham 1900 Map from Silvertown – a neighbourhood, by Arthur Philip Crouch 1900.

Other miscellaneous

Old Maps at old-maps.co.uk

The Baedeker Old Guide Books (includes London and its environs 1905 & 1910) & the WORLD

Modern - Streetmap.co.uk

With thanks to the site at victorianlondon.org which holds a fantastic array of other London  Victorian material.


All transcriptions and imagery is copyright, and excepting personal usage (which is fine); it is NOT available for commercial usage or copying onto other websites without explicit permission. Many of the images, and all of the transcriptions are the work of myself and other contributors - please do not steal this work.

And Last updated on: Monday, 25-May-2015 23:41:04 BST