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.
|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 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