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Loose, Maidstone, Maidstone

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

LOOSE is a pleasant village and parish, two miles and a half south, of Maidstone. The population in 1851 was 1,542. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a very small building. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. Richard Boys, M.A., is the incumbent. Well Street is a part of the village. Boughton Mount is half a mile north; Cripple Street, half a mile N.E.; Salt's Place, half a mile S.E.; Hail, or Hayle, one mile and a half north; Sharnal Pond, one mile N.E.; Penn's Court, half a mile N.W,

POST-OFFICE - William Wells, Receiver. Letters arrive through taplehurst. The nearest Money Order Office is at Linton.

Public Houses in Loose


Boys, Rev. Richard, Vicar
Childs, Charles, Esq.
Dearden, Rev. H. W., Curate
Gooch, Arthur, Esq.
Hudson, James, Esq.
Hatfield, William, Esq.
Hubble, John Charlton, Esq.
Hodsoll, James Huggett, Esq.
Jeudwine, Charles John, Esq.
Jones, the Misses, Hayle Place
Marsham, Admiral, Hayle Cottage
Miller, Mrs., Stone House
Moore, Captain, Rose Mount
Muller, George, Esq., Woodlawn
Peale, William, Esq., Loose Hill
Penfold, Miss Charlotte
Rout, James Clerk, Esq.
Read, Mrs., Pickering Street
Stevenson, James Gunning, Esq.
Shadgett, Thomas, Esq.
Worrall, John Charles, Esq.


Alchin, Charles, farmer, Cosheath
Allen, James, national schoolmaster
Amies, Joseph, farmer
Amies, Joseph, jun., grocer
Amies, John Tooth, butcher
Allnutt and Sons, paper makers, Ivy Mill
Barker, Joseph and Mark, brewers
Barton, William, bootmaker, and victualler, Chequers
Bourne, Thomas, shopkeeper
Bourner, William, bootmaker
Buck, William, farmer, Pimp's Court
Buckland, John, builder
Chittenden, James, blacksmith
Clark, John, beer seller
Collins, James, shopkeeper
Dear, George, butcher
Doel, David, dyer
Eve, Thomas, wheelwright
Evenden, William, beer seller, Walnut Tree
Farmer, Thomas, shopkeeper
Froud, Edward, butcher
Fryer, Henry, victualler, Old Star
Green, Mrs Margaret, victualler, Swan
Gurney and Son, millboard manufacturers
Harris, William, beer seller and shopkeeper
Harris, Elizabeth, beer seller
Horton, Thomas, farmer
Hyde, Robert, grocer
Joy, John Jesse, saddler
Kemp, John, beer seller, New Star
Kemp, Thomas, farmer and maltster, Loose Court
Kemp, William, coal merchant, Shernold Pond
Larking, John, boot maker
May, William, schoolmaster
Moore, John, baker
Rigney, Patrick, shopkeeper
Russell, John, victualler, Kings Arms
Skinner, William, farmer and fruiterer
Smith, William, beer seller
Spiers, William, excise officer
Springett, John, beer seller
Spurgeon, Henry, blacksmith
Startup, Richard, farmer, Salts
Tree, Charles, wheelwright
Underdown, Charles, boot maker
Walter, Charles, hawker
Wells, William, postmaster
White, Mary, shopkeeper, Cosheath
Wilkins, Edward, victualler, Paper Maker's Arms
Wilson, William, miller
Wood, James, carpenter

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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Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

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London 1940 Street directory 1940

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