London historical street directory and pub history

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

Bearsted, Maidstone, Maidstone

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BEARSTEAD, or BEESTED, is a parish, two miles and a half east from Maidstone. The population in 1851 was 620. The church is dedicated to the Holy Cross, and is a handsome edifice. The living is a vicarage, in. the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester; the Rev. Frederick St. Ledger Baldwin, B.A., is the incumbent. Millgate is one mile S.E.; Chrishmill, one mile and a half east; Ottridge, a quarter of a mile east; Cross Keys, one mile east; Rose Acre Street, a quarter of a mile west; Grove Green and Weavering Street, three-quarters of a mile west; and Magniford, half a mile

POST-OFFICE. - John Copping, Postmaster. Letters aie received through Maidstone,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Baldwin, Rev. Frederick St. Ledger, B.A.; Vicarage
Brcnchley, John, Esq., Millgate
Brett, Mr. Edward, Bearstead Cottage
Blackett, George, Esq., Barty House
Clarke, Redburn, Esq.
Molun, Thomas, Esq.
Smith, Mrs. Snowfield
Wayth, Mrs., Bearstead House


Budds, John, grocer .
Cheeseman, Thomas, carpenter
Delegate, John, shopkeeper
Copping, John, baker and postmaster
Dawson, John and Richard, butchers
Disson, Thomas, beer retailer
Ellis, William, Royal Oak
Godden, Thomas, White Horse
Groombridge, William, blacksmith
Jenner, John, blacksmith
Johnson, Samuel, carpenter
Joy, Jesse, saddler Wright, Charles, farmer
Kipping, George, hop planter
Knowles, Thomas, plumber, etc
Lacey, Miss Frances, haberdasher
Ledger, Charles, wheelwright
Meers, Faith, farmer
Page, John, Rose Inn
Smart, Henry, Kentish Yeoman
Stokes, Michael, farmer
Streatfield, William, registrar of births and deaths
Ward, Richard, farmer
Warman, Benjamin, bricklayer

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: Monday, 13-Apr-2015 22:01:58 BST