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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Whitechapel in the East End of London.

These pages about Whitechapel are aimed at Whitechapel High Street and Whitechapel Road over the last two hundred years. They contain Trade Directory Listings, from the Post Office, Kelly & Pigots directories to show the inhabitants listed over this period of time.

With particular interest are the road and numbering changes that occur over time; and the changes in occupations; the addition of railway stations etc; plus importantly these page link to the Public Houses, Taverns and Beer Houses that existed along this busy thoroughfares.

The Directories transcribed are from 1841, 1851, 1856, 1882 & 1934. More to follow:

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Whitechapel High Street

South side - [Numbering is originally from 1841]

Numbers 1 to 17 ( Aldgate High Street to Half Moon Passage )

Numbers 18 to 30 ( Half Moon Passage to Red Lion Street / Leman Street )

Numbers 32 to 50 ( Red Lion Street / Leman Street to Drum Yard )

Numbers 51 to 71 ( Drum Yard to Church Lane )

North side

Numbers 72 to 85 ( Church lane to Angel Alley )

Numbers 85 to 105 ( Angel Alley to Essex Street /Commercial Road )

Numbers  107 to 125 ( Essex Street /Commercial Road to Castle Alley )

Numbers 126 to 148 ( Castle Alley to Aldgate High Street )


Whitechapel High Road


Numbers 1 to 22 ( Whitechapel High Street to Size Yard )

Numbers 23 to 48 ( Size Yard to Great Garden Street )

Numbers 51 to 73 ( Great Garden Street to St Mary Street )

Numbers 70 to 110 ( St Mary Street to "Star & Garter" / Court Street )

Numbers 111 to 154 ( "Star & Garter" / Court Street  to "Queens Head"  / North Street)

Numbers 155 to 177 ( "Queens Head  / North Street to "Duke of Cambridge" /Cambridge Road )


Numbers 178 to 194 ( "Duke of Cambridge" /Cambridge Road to South Street )

Numbers 195 to 207 ( South Street  to "London Hospital Tavern" / Percival Buildings )

Numbers 210 to 221 ("London Hospital Tavern" / Percival Buildings to "Royal Oak" / Vine Court )

Numbers 222 to 264 ( "Royal Oak" / Vine Court  to Fieldgate Street )

Numbers 267 to 281 ( Fieldgate Street to Union Street )

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, 06-Apr-2015 18:28:34 BST