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Beckenham, Bromley, Bromley

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BECKENHAM is a large village and parish, 10 miles from London, and two N.W. from Bromley. The population in 1851 was 1,688. In the village and neighbourhood there are many handsome villas. The church is dedicated to St. George, and is a plain building. The living is a rectory, in the gift of John Cator, Esq., diocese of Canterbury, and archdeaconry of Maidstone; the Rev. Frederick Chalmers, B.D., is the rector. The Croydon Railway crosses Penze Common,. a short distance from Beckenham. Clay
Hill is half a mile east; Elm End, one mile S.W.; Shortlands, one mile and a half east; Langley, two miles south ; Eden, half a mile south; Fox Grove, half a mile N.E. Elmer's End is a hamlet.

POST-OFFICE. - Richard East, Receiver. Letters arrive from Bromley.


Adams, Edward R., Esq., Elmer Lodge
Adams, —, Esq., Clock House
Bradley, William, Esq.
Brown, N., Esq.
Caird, J., Esq., M.P., Langley Park
Cator, Peter, Esq., Beckenham Hall
Chalmers, Rev. Frederick, B.D., Rectory
Desborough, Henry, Esq.
Duke, Richard, Esq.
Fortiscue, Henry, Esq., Manor House
Fowden, Reginald, Esq., Burrell Cottage
Glass, Francis, Esq.
Goodhart, Charles, Esq., Langley Lodge
Hankey, George, Esq.
Hoare, Mrs., Kelsey Park
Hoare, Peter, Esq., Kelsey Cottage
Holland, Launcelot, Esq., Langley
Holland, Henry, Esq., Beckenham Park
Hovill, _, Esq., Elm Cottage
Marshall, John, Esq., Eden Lodge
Nicholl, Mr. Henry, Langley Cottage
Ogle, James William, Esq., Oakwood
Schillis, Mr. Lewis
Shore, Rev. Robert T., Elmer's end
Taylor, Richard, Esq., Leicester place
Tolman, James John, Esq.
Wathen, Hulbert, Esq., the Lodge
Whitmore, William, Esq.
Wilkinson, William Arthur, Esq.
Wilson, Cornelius Lee, Esq., Village place

Public Houses in Beckenham


Bath, William, tailor
Barnett, Philip, shopkeeper and beer retailer
Blazey, William, beer retailer, Elmer's end
Carless, Henry, surgeon
Chalkin, Richard, farmer, Kent House
Church, Ebenezer, carpenter and builder
Churcher, William, shoemaker
Cumberland, J., tailor
De Bouin, _, linen draper
East, Richard, grocer and postmaster
Fuller and Son, carpenters
Gibbons, William, farmer, Fox Grove
Glover, _, shopkeeper
Hancock, Charles, wheelwright
Harris, William, bricklayer
Hillier, Joseph, surveyor of roads
Holifield, Richard, beer retailer
James, Thomas, carpenter, etc.
Leach, Thomas, painter and shopkeeper
Levens, William, baker and parish clerk
Luck, William, blacksmith
Mann, William, saddle and harness maker
Matthew, Michael, farmer
Mills, William, wheelwright
Milward, John, beer retailer
Offen, George, shopkeeper
Ovendon, William, Three Tuns
Overy, George, plumber and glazier
Peacock, Henry, chemist
Pettitt, Daniel, beer retailer
Shaw, William, butcher
Shaw, William, butcher
Shoebridge, Samuel, beer, retailer
Smith, Thomas, baker and grocer
Snelling, William, maltster and brewer
Taylor, Michael, boarding school
Terry, Thomas, baker
Ward, John, farmer, New Farm
Watkins, D., farmer
Wheller, James G, George
White, James, blacksmith
Williams, Edward, butcher
Wood, Mrs Ann, beer retailer

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!

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