London historical street directory and pub history

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Cranbrook, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

CRANBROOK is a market town and large parish, distant 48 miles from London, 14 miles from Maidstone, and six miles from Staplehurst railway station. It is in the lathe of Scray, and hundred and union of CranbrooL The population of the town in 1861 was 1,653, and of the whole parish, 4,029. Formerly, there was an extensive manufactory of broadcloth, established by the Flemings in 1337. St Dunstan's church is a large and handsome edifice, in the perpendicular style, with a square tower
containing a peal of eight bells. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the
Archbishop of Canterbury. There are also seven places of worship for dissenters.
Milkhouse Str5eet is a hamlet, one mile and a half N.E. from Cranbrook. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a neat edifice, built of stone. The living is a perpetual curacy. Angley is half a mile west; Glapenbury, two miles west; Sissinghurst, three miles N.E.; Hartley, half a mile S.W. POST-OFFICE. - Richard Booy, Postmaster. Letters dispatched at 10 P.M. Money Orders granted and paid.

Cranbrook Traders in 1858

Cranbrook Public Houses


Allan, Rev. John Lloyd, B.A., School House
Amos, Rev. George, High street
Badock, Mr. Thomas, High street
Balderston, the Misses, High street
Barrow, Rev, Francis, Vicar and Magistrate, the Vicarage
Beeman, Rev. Thomas O., High street
Bennett, Rev. Henry, B.A., Curate, West End
Blackwell, Thomas Seal, Esq., Beam's Villa
Burch, Rev. William, High street
Butler, Mrs. Thomas, Hill House
Cleaver, Mrs., Sissinghurst
Couchman, William, Esq., Stone street
Davies, the Misses, High street
De Spaen, Lady Louisa, Sissinghurst Castle
Ditch, Mr. Thomas, High street], Charles Henry, Esq., Shepherds
Eddy, Mrs., Waterloo place
Farrar, Henry J., Esq.
Finnemore, Mr. William, High street
Franklin, William, Esq., High street
Gray, Captain Richard, R.N., Whitewell
Greenall, the Misses, Waterloo place
Hague, William, Esq.
Harford, Mrs., High street
Jobson, John, M.D., Brooksden
Kemp, Mr. Thomas, High street
Levett, Mrs. T., Baker's Cross
Menpes, Mrs. R., High street
Miller, Miss Ann, Waterloo place
Muddle, Mr. Samuel, High street
Neve, William Tanner, Esq., Osborne Lodge
Parsons, John M., Esq., Angley House
Pawson, Rev. Henry Thomas, Baptist minister, Bridge buildings
Peterson, Rev. William, Sissinghurst
Ranger, Frederick, Esq., High street
Roberts, Thomas W. Esq., Glassenbury House
Slee, Mrs. S., Waterloo road
Spalding, Mrs. Mary Ann, Camden Cottage
Stable, Daniel, Esq., Hazelden House
Titford, Richard V., Esq., Manor Cottage
Toomer, Mr. William, High street
Tooth, Robert, Esq., Swifts
Troughton, Ellis, John, Esq., High street
Webster, Thomas, R. A., Cranbrook, and the Mall, Kensington
Williams, Charles, Esq., West End
Willis, the Misses, High street
Wilson, John Elliott, Esq., Sissinghurst House
Winch, Mrs. Ann, High street

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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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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