Mortimer West End pubs history index
See entries under Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire for more in this cross county parish
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampshire . The Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
The Turners Arms at Stratfield Mortimer was built from two adjoining cottages in 1867. Alfred Taylor was one of the sons of my Great Great Grandfather, Benjamin Taylor, who owned a large wood business at Mortimer. Benjamin and his wife Barbara lived in and ran the pub through the 1870's and 80's during which time had 5 sons, one of course being Alfred. Apart from supplying Broom handles etc to the British Navy etc and various farm implements, a large part of the business was in Wood Turning and Carpentry in general hence the Pub's name, The Turners Arms. Benjamin and his son's plus Alfred were in fact all Master Turners. There is a family crest denoting the Wood and Tayloring connections on the front of the pub. There is another Pub nearby, The Carpenters Arms which was owned by another of the sons, I believe his name may have been Robert. Another Pub, The Victoria Arms in Mortimer was owned by James Taylor, ( My Great Grandfather ), another of Benjamin's sons, He gave the pub as a wedding present to his son and his new wife, Arthur and Helen, ( my Grandfather and Grandmother ). At the rear of that pub was a thriving wood business, By Appointment To Queen Victoria, ( Hence the pub name ). *
1871/Benjamin Taylor/Wood Dealer employing 9 men, 1 boy/56/Englefield,
1871/Barbara Taylor/Wife/47/Mortimer, Berkshire/Census
1871/Rosey Taylor/Daughter/22/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census
1871/William Taylor/Son/18/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census
1871/Elizabeth Taylor/Daughter/11/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census
1871/Alfred Taylor/Son/9/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census
1871/Richard Taylor/Son/7/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census
1871/Maria Hicklass/Mother in Law, Widow/78/Mortimer, Berkshire/Census
1899/Alfred Taylor/../../../Kellys Directory ***
1901/Alfred Taylor/Timber Merchant/39/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census ****
1901/Louisa Taylor/Wife/41/South Lawn, Oxfordshire/Census
1901/Nellie Hamblin/General Servant/27/London/Census
1907/Alfred Taylor/../../../Kellys Directory ***
1911/Alfred Taylor/Publican, Farmer, Timber Merchant/49/Mortimer West End, Hampshire/Census ****
1911/Louisa Jane Taylor/Wife/55/Leafield, Oxfordshire/Census
1911/Ruby Margarite Routh/Barmaid/24/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1911/Nellie Hamblin/General Servant/29/London, Middlesex/Census
1927/Mrs Edith Wastie/../../../Kellys Directory ****
* Provided By Carl McVey
**** Provided Bty 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 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