London historical street directory and pub history

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

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of Harlow

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.

Kindly donated by Colleen including the walk through Harlow High Street

Harlow is a peculiar place to list, being a new town, expanded in the middle of the 20th century to cater for the "London overspill". It now comprises of various villages that would have been listed individually in days gone by.

The pubs below are, generally, those of what is now known as Harlow Old Town. The newer pubs, named after butterflies, are listed, elsewhere, within their relative parsishes along with the older pubs from the same areas. A more comprehensive overview of Harlow can be found at: Roys Harlow which also includes an old parish map.

Premises Pic? Text?
Chequers, Back Street, Harlow Yes Yes
Crown, Back Street & Market Place, Harlow Yes Yes
Drinker Moth, Ployters Road, Sherrards Hatch, Harlow Yes Yes
George IV, Harlow Common, Harlow No Yes
George Hotel, High Street, Harlow Yes Yes
Green Man, Mulberry Green, Harlow Yes Yes
Horn & Horseshoe, Harlow Common, Harlow Yes Yes
Huntsman, Kennels, Harlow No Yes
Marquis of Granby, Fore Street, Harlow Yes Yes
Old Bull, Harlow No Yes
Potters Arms, Harlow Yes Yes
Purple Emperor, Burgoyne Hatch, Momples road, Harlow Yes Yes
Queen's Head, Churchgate Street, Harlow Yes Yes
Railway, Station, Harlow No Yes
White Admiral, 1 Ward Hatch, Harlow Yes Yes
White Horse, Old Road, Harlow Yes Yes

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: Sunday, 25-Sep-2016 12:20:56 BST