London historical street directory and pub history

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

Bobbing, Milton, Canterbury with Swale

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BOBBING is a parish, one mile N.W: of Sittingbourne, and 10 from Rochester. The population in 1851 was 411. The church is very ancient. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Rev. G. Simpson, and incumbency of the Rev. G. S. Simpson. Key Street is on Watling Street, three quarters of a mile S.W.; Rose Hill is half a mile S.W.; Merchant Street, half a mile west; Norwood, one mile and a quarter west.

POST-OFFICE. - William Lucas, Receiver. Letters received through Sittingbourne,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Hinde, John Rigby, Esq.
Knight, Thomas, Esq.
Simpson, Rev. George, Rose Hill
Simpson, Rev. George Stringer, Rose Hill


Anderson, Mrs. Sarah, Half-Way House
Ashenden, Edward, brickmaker
Attwood, Jesse, hay merchant
Banks, Thomas, grocer, Key Street
Brenchley, James Charles, wheelwright
Golding, Hezekiah, farmer
Goord, John and Edward, millers
Gouge, William, farmer
Kitchingham, William, Key Inn, Key Street
Lucas, William, boot and shoe maker
Payne, Stapleton, Royal Oak
Petitt and Trowell, fruiterers
Vipond, David Wesley, academy
Wickens, George, shopkeeper

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 22:33:39 BST