London historical street directory and pub history

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

Biddenden , Tenterden, Ashford with Shepway

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BIDDENDEN is a village and parish, four miles from Headcorn station, 29 miles from Canterbury, and five miles from Tenterden. The population in 1851 was 1,457. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury ; the Rev. James Boys, M.A., is the incumbent. The church is a fine edifice, of the later English style of architecture.

POST-OFFICE - Miss Elizabeth Tolhurst, Receiver. Letters arrive from Cranbrook, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Beale, John, Esq.
Beale", Mrs. Mary
Beale, Richard, jun., Esq., River Hall
Beale, George, Esq.
Boys, Rev. James, M.A., Rectory
Buckenham, Rev. J. R. Curate
Patterson, Colonel Cook T., Ibornden Park
Patterson, Captain W. H. T.

Public Houses in Biddenden


Allen, George, miller
Allen, J. B., surveyor
Banfleld, Thomas, Chequers
Barton, Edward, Red Lion
Bourn, Robert and John, blacksmiths
Body, Richard, beer retailer
Boorman, John, farmer
Bourne, James, shopkeeper
Buckland, James, farmer
Buckland, John, Newcastle House
Buckland, Walter J, grocer and draper
Burden, Thomas, farmer
Chambers, Abraham, bricklayer
Colebrook, Edward, wheelwright
Colebrook, Charles, farmer
Coleman, David and Edward, carpenters
Crampton, John, saddler
Crampton, William, Munk's Hill
Day, Richard, farmer
Daynes, G. T., farmer
Dean, Edward, blacksmith
Dean, John, butcher
Dean, William, farmer
Dungey, John, miller;
Elmstone, Richard, beer retailer
Farris, Abraham, carpenter
Hague, Jenkin, sen., grazier
Hague, Jenkin, farmer
Harris, Mrs. Elizabeth, beer retailer
Homewood, Thomas, farmer
Homewood, William, farmer
Hicks, John, farmer, Duesden
Humphrey, Charles, grocer
Jezzard, J, surgeon
Levett, Hannah, Kings Head
Moore, James, farmer
Morris, John, parish clerk
Newman, John, farmer, Lashenden
Oliver, Henry, farmer
Pearson, James, farmer
Perter, William, plumber and glazier
Rice, John Lake, farmer
Sanders, Job, miller
Sayer, Thomas, baker
Sharp, William, gun maker
Smith, Edward, glover
Springett, Robert, farmer
Thurston, James, wheelwright
Wells, Alfred, tailor
Wenham, John, beer retailer
Weston, Shadrach, farmer
Whibley, David, bootmaker
Witherden, Joseph, jun., farmer
Witherden, Lydia, farmer
Witherden, Carey, farmer
Witherden, George, butcher
Witherden, George, farmer
Witherden, Joseph, farmer
Witherden, John, 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

And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 14:30:44 BST