The George, an old coaching inn, pre 1908
The George, on the day of the Essex Show in 1909
This postcard of Harlow High Street - information is as follows:
Looking directly across across the road from where the photographer was standing, the gabled building you see on the left hand corner is he Gables Inn. On the right hand, corner just behind the lamp post is the George hotel, an old coaching inn. Behind the George and on the same side of the street, with a long sign on its corner advertising ales etc is the Marquis Of Granby pub. If you walked through the gap between the George and the Marquis, you'd be facing the Chequers Pub in Back Street. Walk 30 yards or so to the left of the Chequers and you come to the Crown Pub in Back Street. This part of Harlow probably had so many pubs for a (then) smallish village because the road directly in front of the photographer is the old London Road which runs up to Cambridge and Harlow would have been one of the stopovers on this old coaching route. All five pubs mentioned are still there, though only the Marquis, Crown and Chequers still trade as pubs. The George was at one time a wool shop and is now an estate agents and mortgage brokers. The Gables is now a restaurant.
All are kindly donated by Colleen including the walk through Harlow High Street
Now an Estate Agents
13th August 2000
Taken by Ken Rose.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1791/John Baker/Innkeeper/../../Universal British
1845/Mrs. Susannah Crane/../../../Post Office
1851/Mrs. Susannah Crane/../../../Post Office
1851/Susan Crane/innkeeper (widow)/58/Stanstead, Essex/Census ****
1851/Jane Crane/daughter, resident governess/37/Harlow, Essex/Census ****
1851/Elizabeth Crane/daughter/34/Harlow, Essex/Census ****
1851/William Jackson/servant, postillion/27/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census ****
1851/Emma Sheppard/general servant/33/Parndon, Essex/Census ****
1851/George Puncher/errand boy/13/Harlow, Essex/Census ****
1855/Mrs. Susan Crane/../../../Kelly's**
1856/Mrs. Susannah Crane/../../../Post Office
1867/James Casidy/../../../Post Office
1871/William Rider/../../../Post Office
1874/William Rider/Agent for Inman's Line of Steamers/../../Post Office
1881/William Rider/Licensed Victualler/47/Bishops Stortford, Hertford/Census
1881/Martha Rider/Wife/47/Hallingbury, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Ann Judd/Niece/13/Harlow, Essex/Census
1881/Jessie Bull/Barmaid/23/Bishops Stortford, Hertford/Census
1881/Sophia Wood/General Servant/25/Sawbridgeworth, Hertford/Census
1881/John Bayford/Ostler/21/Harlow, Hertford/Census
1891/William Rider/Publican/57/Bishops Stortford, Hertford/Census
1891/Martha Rider/Wife/57/Hallingbury, Essex/Census
1891/Horace Rider/Nephew, Groom/21/Braughing, Herts/Census
1891/Eliza Ann Judd/Niece, Barmaid/23/Harlow, Essex/Census
1891/Anna Grey/Barmaid/16/Brockenhurst, Hants/Census
1891/Mary Newman/General Servant/17/Ferneaux Pelham, Herts/Census
1891/John Pages(?)/Visitor/15/Bacton, Suffolk/Census
1901/Arthur Catton/Hotelkeeper/50/Carbrook, Norfolk/Census***
1901/Fanny Catton/Wife/30/Epping, Essex/Census***
1901/Charles Catton/Son, Cab Driver/21/Coopersale, Essex/Census***
1901/Emily Boulton/Daughter/8/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census***
1901/Elsie Catton/Daughter/7m/Harlow, Essex/Census***
1901/Alice Burton/Servant/17/Hammersmith, London/Census***
1901/James Poulton/Yard Lad/17/Finchley, London/Census***
1925/Mrs. Kate Smith/../../../Kelly's
1929/Frederick John Hyde/../../../Kelly's
1933/George Brewster Stapleford/../../../Kelly's
1937/George Brewster Stapleford/../../../Kelly's
* Provided by Ken Harrison
** Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
*** Provided by Sue Dean
**** Provided by John Mead
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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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