London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

History of Barking in 1886,Establishments & Institutions

History of Barking


Official Establishments, Local Institutions etc

Post, Money Order & Telegraph Office, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office, Axe Street – Alfred Stephens, postmaster. Letters dispatched at 9.50 am, 12.20, 5 & 9 pm & on Sundays at 8 pm, delivered at 7 & 8.45 am & £ & 6 pm. Money order office open from 9 am to 6 pm, on Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. Post Office Savings Bank open daily, same hours as money order office. Wall End is the postal district of East Ham.
Parcel Post deliveries 8.45 & 6 pm; dispatched 12.20 & 9 pm

Urban Sanitary Authority

Board Room, East Street
Board day on second Thursday in month at 8 pm
R Hewett, chairman, Roden Lodge
William Bewers, Highfield house
E A Davies, Linton Road
Henry Martin, Northbury house
D H Smith, Linton Road
H Lindsell, The Ship, Heath Street
H H Mason, Abbey Lodge
Edward H Glenny, Linton Road
E H Waltham, Rippleside
F Beale, Beckton house, Beckton
Clerk, Charles Eustace Wilson, Basing Chambers, 20 Basinghall Street EC
Treasurer, Wm Howard, London & County Bank, Lombard Street
Medical Officer of Health, Edward Samuel Lee, Abbey lodge
Surveyor, Charles James Dawson, East Street
Inspector of Nuisances, Frederick Martin, East Street
Collector, William Lake, East Street
Insurance Agents :-
County Fire, J Bissell, North Street & William Simmonds, Barking Road
Norwich Union Fire, J A Millns
Phoenix Fire, E J Bentley
Royal Exchange, H H Mason, East Street
Sun Fire, T E Fitt, Broadway
Westminster, Austin Mays, Broadway

Public Establishments:-

Almshouses, East Street
Barking & East Ham Provident Dispensary, H H Mason, surgeon, Broadway
Essex Regiment, 1st Volunteer Battalion (D company), headquarters, North Street; Samuel Glenny, captain
Metropolitan Police Station, North Street, Thomas Dixon & Richard Jeffery, inspectors; 2 sergeants & 28 constables
Public Lighting & Watching Committee, Thos Forge, clerk
Stamp Office, Pavement, Alfred Stephens, distributor
Town Hall, Broadway, William Simmans, hall keeper
Volunteer Fire Brigade, engine house, Town Hall, J J Quash, captain

Public Office:-

Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Richard Daniel Wilding, Linton Road

Places of Worship with times of services:-
St Margaret’s Church, Church park, Rev John Richardson MA, vicar; Rev R Merrick MA & Rev Chas F Box, curates; services 11 am, 3 pm, 6.30 pm; wed & fri 11 am & 7.30 pm
Church of England Mission Chapel, Fisher Street, Rev V Smith AKCL, curate; 11 am & 6.30 pm; mon & thurs at 8 pm
SS Mary & Ethelburga Catholic, Linton Road, Rev James Gilligan, priest; 8.30 am, 10.30 am, 6.30 pm; wed 7.30 pm; daily mass 8.30 am & holy days 9 am
Baptist, Queens Road, Rev G T Gillingham, minister; 11 am, 6.30 pm; mon & wed 7.30 pm
Baptist Meeting Room, North Street, 11 am, 6 pm; tues 7 pm
Brethren, Axe Street; 11 am, 6.30 pm
Congregational Chapel, Broadway, Rev Thomas Davies, minister; 11 am, 6.30 pm; wed 7.30 pm
Primitive Methodist, Linton Road, ministers various; 11 am, 6.30 pm; tues 7.30 pm
Wesleyan, East Street, Rev George Robinson, minister; 11 am, 6.30 pm; wed 7 pm

A School Attendance Committee of 12 members was formed in 1878; meets at Town Hall 1st Monday in month 7.30 pm. W Smith, Romford clerk; T Lamb, attendance officer
National Barking creek (for children); Charles Minter, master
National (boys & girls), Back Lane, built in 1872, with teachers residences at a cost of £4,000, for 306 boys & 252 girls; average attendance, 280 boys & 232 girls; Joshua King, master; T Foyle, assistant master; Miss Parker, mistress
National (infants), North Street, for 262 children; average attendance, 217; Miss Louisa E Walter, mistress
National, Rippleside, for 60 children; average attendance, 48; Miss Emma Lake, mistress
Congregational (boys), Broadway, for 140 children; average attendance, 60; George Jackson, master
Catholic (mixed), Linton Road, for 90 children; average attendance, 90; Miss Elizabeth Weyman, mistress
Wesleyan (mixed), East Street, for 356 children; average attendance, 350; William Pink, master
Ragged (Sunday), Heath Street



What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018

And Last updated on: Thursday, 30-Mar-2017 18:37:21 BST