London historical street directory and pub history

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Public Houses in Keston

KESTON, a village, three miles from Bromley, two miles N.W. from Down, and 13 miles from London. The population in 1851 was 644. The church is a small building.
The living is a discharged rectory, in the deanery of Shoreham, and in the presentation of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Rev. Joseph William Martin LL.D. is the incumbent.

POST-OFFICE. - William Bowyer, Receiver. Letters are received through Bromley,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Bowen, Mr. Henry
Bower, Mr. James
Bruce, Louis Knight, Esq., Heatfield
Carter, Bonham, Esq.
Carter, Mrs. Bonham
Chapman, Mrs. Sarah
Churcher, Mr. George
Cranworth, Lord, Holwood Hill .
Dobson Charles, Esq.
Duden, Henry, Esq.
Fox, Mr. Stephen
Jordan, Mr.
Legge, Lady Caroline
Martin, Rev. Joseph William, LL.D., Rectory
Miller, Mrs.
Toone, Francis Hastings, Esq
Williams, Mr. William


Aris, John, schoolmaster
Bowyer, Soloman, beer retailer
Bowyer, William, grocer and post-office
Bryant, John, market gardener
Buckle, John, farm bailiff
Chapman, Mrs. Matilda, day school
Cole, George, carpenter
Cole, William, carpenter
Cook, William, Red Cross
Croft, James, harness maker
Duck, George Francis, Fox
Dunnall, William, beer retailer
Ellis, John George, butcher
Ellis, Thomas, miller
Greengrass, Henry, butcher
Harris, James, plumber, &c.
Haslett, Thomas C., grocer
Hills, John, carpenter
Hoadley, Benjamin, miller
Hollands, John, shopkeeper
Kadwell, William, bootmaker
Kempton, Mrs. Sarah, day school
Lee, George, Crown
Burdy, William, wheelwright
Russell, Frederick, shopkeeper
Russell, James, shopkeeper
Russell, William, bootmaker
Smith, Abraham, farmer
Wood, Mrs. Sarah, blacksmith

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

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