London historical street directory and pub history

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

Spencer's Arms, Ardleigh Green, Hornchurch

Hornchurch pub index

The modern address is 124 Ardleigh Green Road. The address is also sometimes spelled as Hardley Green or Eardly Green. *+ Known since 2008 as the Ardleigh & Dragon and closed around 2014. It was more of a Thai restaurant than a pub during this time. ***

Also see the History of Hornchurch

The History of the Public Houses in the Parish of Hornchurch - Tony Benton

Spencer's Arms, Ardleigh Green, Hornchurch

8th August 2003

Taken by Brian Woolley

Ardleigh Dragon, Ardleigh Green - in October 2014

Ardleigh Dragon, Ardleigh Green - in October 2014

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1828-9/John Mills/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/John Mills/../../../Pigot's

1839/Thomas Woolf/../../../Pigot's

1840/Thomas Woolf/../../../Pigot's*

1841/Thomas Wolfe/Publican/55/Essex/Census
1841/Rachel Wolfe/../56/Essex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Young/../20/Essex/Census
1841/Samuel Clark/Journeyman Cooper/20/Essex/Census

1848/Thomas Wolf/../../../White's

1851/Thomas Wolf/../../../Post Office

1851/Thomas Woolfe/publican/61/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census **
1851/Rachel Woolfe/wife/70/Kelvedon, Essex/Census **
1851/Elizabeth Woolfe/niece/20/Great Baddow, Essex/Census **

1852/T. Wolf/../../../Kelly's*

1855/T Wolf/../../../Post Office ****

1861/Rachel Wolfe/Inn Keeper (Widow)/80/Kelvedon, Essex/Census *+
1861/Hannah Johnson/Niece, Gardener's Wife/33/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1861/Hannah Johnson/Daughter of the above/4/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1861/Charles Haygreen/Lodger/40/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1862/Thomas Wolfe/../../../Kelly's

1867/John Wood/../../../Post Office

1870/Henry Wood/../../../Kelly's

1871/Henry Wood/../../../Post Office

1871/Henry Wood/publican/64/Navestock, Essex/Census ****
1871/Anne Wood/Wife/66/Upminster, Essex/Census
1871/Jane Wood/Daughter/23/Romford, Essex/Census
1871/William Spurge/Grandson/4/Romford, Essex/Census
1871/Charles Haygreen/Lodger, Labourer/46/Newmarket, Cambs./Census

1874/Henry Wood/../../../Kelly's

1878/Henry Wood/../../../Kelly's

1881/Henry Wood/Licensed Victualler/67/Ongar, Essex/Census
1881/Ann Wood/Wife/78/Upminster, Essex/Census

1882/Henry Wood/../../../Kelly's

1886/John Holmes/../../../Kelly's

1890/Charles Alfred Guyatt/../../../Kelly's

1891/Charles Guyatt/Licensed Victualler/25/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Susannah Ballard/Housekeeper/42/Witham, Essex/Census
1891/Albert Ballard/Boarder/9/Mile End Road, London/Census

Note: Premises not named in 1891

1894/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1895/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1898/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1899/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1901/William Bright/Publican/61/Rettendon, Essex/Census
1901/Sarah M. Bright/Wife/53/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Lily Bailey/Daughter/27/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Thomas James Bailey/Son, Corn Merchant/16/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Florence E. Bright/Daughter/10/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/William Dyer/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/49/Romford, Essex/Census

1902/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1906/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1910/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1911/William Bright/Publican/71/Rettendon, Essex/Census *+
1911/Sarah Matilda Bright/Wife/62/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1911/Lily Bailey/Daughter/36/Brentwood, Essex/Census

1912/William Bright/../../../Kelly's

1914/Arthur King/../../../Kelly's

1917/Arthur King/../../../Kelly's

1922/Mrs. Christina Collett/../../../Kelly's

1925/William Foster Wade/../../../Kelly's

1929/William Foster Wade/../../../Kelly's

1933/William Foster Wade/../../../Kelly's

1937/Mrs. Jane Wade/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

*+ Provided by Ewan

** Provided by John Mead

*** Provided by Tris

**** Provided by Kevan

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, 01-Jul-2018 16:39:59 BST