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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.


ELMSTED is a parish and village five miles east of Wye station, 77 from London, nine east of Ashford, in the lathe of Shepway, Stanting hundred, and Elham union, East Kent. The church is an old and handsome building, dedicated to St. James, and containing various monuments, The population, in 1851, was 500. Bodsom Green is one mile N.W.; Evington, half a mile N.W.; Whatshall, or Watsall street, is half a mile south; Bavins, Wigmoor Heath, and Podlinge, two miles N.E.; Dane, or Dean Farm, Thongs, Dowells, Eding, and Sheepcote, one mile and a half N.W.; Pitbottom, Meeksted, Six-mill House, and Limbridge Green, three quarters of a mile east; Eastley Court, two miles N.E.; Ashenfield, Hassell street, and Pitt street, two miles and a half N.W.

HASTINGLEIGH is an adjoining village and parish in Bircholt franchise, East Ashford union. The church is very ancient, and is dedicated to St. Mary. It is a rectory consolidated with the vicarage of Elmsted. The Rev. Gostwyck Prideaux, B.A., is incumbent, and the population was, in 1851, 219. Bember, half a mile S.E,; South Hill, half a mile S.W.; Brown's Comer, one mile N.W.; Combe Farm, two miles N.W.; King
Mill Down, half a mile south.

POST-OFFICE - Thomas Kidder Sutton, Receiver. The nearest Money Order Office is at Wye.

TRADERS.
Agar, George, farmer
Bailey, Thomas, farmer
Birch, Stephen, grazier, Little Dells
Browning, James, farmer, Watsall street
Church, George
Cloak, Thomas, farmer
Files, Norris, farmer
Files, Thomas, farmer
Gambrow, Henry, shopkeeper
Hearenden, Richard, farmer
Holtum, John, farmer
Hopkins, Clark, farmer
Hopkins, Richard, farmer
Hopkins, Stephen, farmer
Kingsmill, Comfort, farmer
Laker, George, wheelwright and carpenter
Leggett, Stephen, farmer, Baven's farm
Marsh, Mrs. Ann, farmer
Marshall, Thomas, farmer, Bodsom Green
Newport, James, farmer
Newport, George, jun., farmer
Newport, George, sen., farmer
Newport, Richard, farmer
Oxley, Thomas, farmer
Pibus, Henry, carpenter, North Lye
Pilcher, George, farmer
Smeed, Henry, farmer
Sutton, Mrs. Mary, farmer, Dean Farm
Sutton, Thomas Kidder, blacksmith, and postmaster, Bodsom Green
Warters, George, farmer, grazier, and beer retailer, Bodsom Green

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.
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