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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Pubs in Benenden

BENENDEN, or BENNENDEN, is a village and parish of the same name, seven miles south from Headcorn station, and four S.E. from Cranbrook. The population in 1851 was 1,608. The church, dedicated to St. George, is an ancient edifice. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of Thomas Law Hodges, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Daniel Boys, M.A. Here is also a dissenting meeting-house.

POST-OFFICE. - Henry Hinkley, Receiver. The nearest Money Order Office
is at Cranbrook.


Boys, Rev. Daniel, M.A., Vicarage
Cleveland, Miss
Hodges, Miss, Hemsted place
Neve, Thomas, Esq.
Thornton, Rev. W. W., Curate
Wells, R., Esq., M.D.


Ashmole, John, farmer
Austin, James, beer retailer
Barden, William and George, wheelwrights
Buckland, John, farmer
Chittenden, Thomas, grocer, etc.
Colebrook, Cornelius, farmer
Cook, Henry, beer retailer
Crawfield, Samuel, veterinary surgeon
Dunk, Jonathan, blacksmith
Farley, Richard, tailor
Golding, James, miller
Hague, Isaac, shopkeeper
Handcock, W. D., farmer
Harden, William G., farmer
Hudson, George, farmer
Hyland, Robert, shoemaker
Judge, James, executors
Lansdell, William, farmer
Mount, Thomas, farmer
Munn, George, blacksmith
Munn, Jarvis, shoemaker
Neve, Richard, Esq., farmer
Parrett, Richard, brickmaker
Roots, John, blacksmith
Simmons, Frederick, grocer etc
Sharpe, Samuel and Frederick, carpenters
Shoobridge, John, plumber and painter
Shoobridge, Edwin, bricklayer
Southon, Owen, grocer, &c.
Wenman, William, carpenter
Wenman, E. G., farmer

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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