London historical street directory and pub history

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Great Warley 1855 Post Office Directory

History of Great Warley

Great Warley, West Warley or Warley Abbess, is a large, scattered parish, the residence of many respectable families. The views form Warley Hill, the residence of Mrs Clay, and Warley Place, the residence of General Bonham, are beautiful and picturesque. It is in Chafford Hundred and Romford Union, South Essex, 6 miles east of Romford, 18 from London, 7 north of Grays, and 2 south of Brentwood station. Acreage – arable, 1,339; pasture, 1,017; common, now enclosed, 159, and wood, 209. The population, in 1851, was 952. The church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is an ancient building. The living is a rectory, valued at £520, in the presentation of St John’s College, Cambridge, and incumbency of the Rev Hastings Robinson DD. A National school has been built by the rector. The population, in 1851, was 951, having been lately doubled, since the enclosure of Warley Common, a few years since, a new church, called Christ Church, with the parsonage and school, have been erected, for which a district is about to be formed out of those portions of North Warley, Shenfield and South Weald, lying in its immediate neighbourhood, but upwards of two miles from their respective parish churches. The endowment has been given by Miss Clay. The County lunatic asylum, capable of holding 450 patients, is in the adjoining parish of South Weald, about half a mile from the new church.

 Warley Street is a portion of Great Warley, 2 miles from Brentwood



Bonham Gen Pinson, Warley Place

Bonham Lieut-Col

Clay Mrs Agnes

Clay Miss, Rectory

Cross miss

Cruse Rev Fras MA [curate], Brick house

English Rev J F H, Warley House

Robinson Rev Hastings DD, Rectory

Sowter Rev Joseph MA [chaplain to the Asylum]

Wallis Mrs Penelope, Halmers



Barrett Joseph, ‘Thatchers Arms’

Burrows James, shoemaker

Carswell James, baker

Clark John, beer retailer

Coppen Isaac, farmer

Cross John, farmer

Crossingham John, grocer, corn dealer & postmaster, Warley Street

Daldy Edward M, coal merchant

Francis Samuel, farmer

Francis Samuel Richard Green, farmer

Gentry William, beer retailer

Grove Edward, cow keeper

Hammond John, builder

Hammond John, ‘Headley Arms’

Hawes Daniel, farmer

Henfree J, butcher

Hill Thomas, contractor

 Hitchcock b, blacksmith

Howard Catherine (Mrs), milliner

Howard William, beer retailer

Johnson Henry, ‘Prince Albert

Knightbridge Thomas, farmer

Lemon Fredk Wm & Hy Joslin, grocers

Mayhew Edward, carpenter

Mumford Charles, gun & whitesmith

Nightingale Misses, ladies school

Parker George, ‘Soldiers Hope’

Parker James, farmer

Parson John jun, farmer

Shuttleworth Arthur, farmer

Springham Nathaniel, farmer

Woods Richard, farmer

Young Henry, tobacconist

Post Office – John Crossingham, receiver, Warley Street. Letters arrive by foot post from Brentwood 8 am; dispatched ½ past 6 pm. The nearest monet order office is at Brentwood.

Public Schools:-

Upper (for boys & girls), Mrs Elizabeth Knightsbridge, mistress

Lower, Mrs Sophia Overell, mistress


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

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