London History and lots of Pub historical facts

Old Pack Horse, 434 High road, Chiswick

A London street directory at London 1919 which largely encompasses london street history and also pub history of the last 100 years and more. You can contribute to this amazing new project, along with the many contributors to the current pub history site, nearly anything goes. See the footer of the page for more detail.

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Women at the Wicket: A History of Women's Cricket in Interwar England. Written by Adam McKie

Cowden, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells

Kent Villages, Towns & Public Houses - History, Genealogy & Trade Directories

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

COWDEN is a village and parish, five miles S.E. from Edenbridge station, and nine miles west from Tunbridge Wells. The population in 1851 was 712. The church, dedicated to St. Maiy Magdalen, is a small ancient building. The living is a rectory; the Rev. Thomas Harvey, M.A., is the incumbent.

POST-OFFICE - William Newton, Receiver. Letters arrive through Edenbridge,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Public Houses in Cowden


Carmichael, Sir James, Oakdean
Fox, Robert, Esq., Falconhurst
Harvey, Rev. Thomas, M.A., Rectory
Hunt, Rev. Robert Shepland, Eilells
Ramsden, Arthur Charles, Esq., Hollywich
Talbot, Hon. Mrs. J. C., New Falconhurst
Whatley, Miss E. W., Hollye House


Brooker, John, boot and shoe maker
Burfoot, Christopher, farmer
Burfoot, Stephen, farmer and brick maker
Chapman, James, blacksmith
Chesson, John, bricklayer
Comber, Thomas Lucas, miller and farmer
Comber, Henry, miller and farmer
Collins, William, farmer
Creasy, Edward, shopkeeper
Drake, Thomas, farmer
Durrant, Liberty, shopkeeper and farmer
Everest, Mrs. M. A., butcher and day school
Glover, James, farmer
Goodwin, Thomas, wheelwright
Harris, Thomas, butcher, farmer, and beer retailer
Head, Charles, blacksmith
Hilder, George, farmer
Hill, George, plumber and glazier
Hollamby, Thomas, farmer
Hollands, James, miller
Hollands, William, corn dealer
Howard, Joseph Powers, brick maker and farmer
Humphrey, James, boot and shoe maker
Izzard, Mrs. Mary, farmer
Lashmar, James, Crown Inn
Longley, Henry, Queen's Arms
Longley, James, shopkeeper and beer retailer
Newton, William, grocer, draper, farmer, and postmaster
Nicholson, William, master of subscription school and parish clerk
Peirce, William, farmer
Piper, James, fellmonger
Shorter, Mrs. Sarah, farmer
Simmins, George, Fountain Inn
Wallis, James, farmer
Wallis, John, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for Penshurst district
Welfare, Henry, tailor
Welfare, Edward, postman and letter deliverer
Wickham, John, carpenter and builder
Winnerfrith, John, blacksmith

If you would like to contribute the amazing new project to map London over the last hundred years and more, please continue to read. What is needed is mainly details of when a London street was renamed, bombed, cleared, or tidied. Pictures are the best way of expressing anything, and a picture tells a thousand words. Also needed is those thousand words, or even fity words. Anything will be brilliant. Please help out before the London skyline is transformed for ever. What is needed, just an email to the Email the London team. We can do the rest; and you also get your name on the site, if this is OK.

And Last updated on: Sunday, 17-May-2015 13:28:56 BST