London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Mersham, East Ashford, Ashford with Shepway

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MERSHAM is a village pleasantly situated, four miles S.W. from Ashford. The church is a neat edifice, dedicated to St. John. The living is a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. G. Norwood, incumbent. Kingsland Street is one mile N.W.; Quarrington, one mile and a half N.E.; Bokham, two miles north; Brabourn Brimp, one mile south.

POST-OFFICE - Edward Simmons, Receiver. Letters received through Ashford.

Allen, James, Esq.
Durtnal, W., Esq.
Hodgson, Mrs. Charlotte
Hughes, Misses, New House
Knatchbull, Sir Norton, Bart., Mersham Hatch
Norwood, Rev. George, Vicarage
Lewis, Rev. L. W.
Wyman, Shearwin, Esq.


Barton, Edward, farmer, Bower Farm
Bishop, S., farmer
Brenchley, Thomas, farmer
Brett, Stephen, blacksmith, farmer, constable, and assessor of taxes
Browning, William, schoolmaster
Burch, Job, miller, and assessor of taxes
Chamberlain, Richard, Farriers' Arms
Farris, John, grazier
Finn, Mrs. Elizabeth, parochial schoolmistress
Finn, Richard and Son, carpenters and builders
Finn, William Johnson, parochial schoolmaster and parish clerk
Firininger, Mrs. Ann, farmer
Forester, Jessie, Royal Oak
Head, George, shoemaker
Howland, William, bricklayer
Morley, Thomas, farmer
Noble, H., farmer
Norwood, John and Edward, farmers
Prebble, Thomas, farmer
Prebble, John, agricultural machine maker and wheelwright
Simmons, Edward, draper and grocer
Stone, James, market gardener
Stone, William, grazier
Swaffer, Alfred, farmer, Stone Green farm
Swaffer, Daniel, farmer, Conscience Farm
Terry, Marsh, farmer
Tucker, David and Henry, glovers and fellmongers
Tournay, Thomas, beer retailer and painter
Tournay, Thomas, builder
Wyman, Shearwin, farmer
Wyman, Thomas, farmer, Court Lodge

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

And Last updated on: Saturday, 18-Apr-2015 18:50:50 BST