London historical street directory and pub history

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Orpington, Bromley, Bromley

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

ORPINGTON is a parish and village in the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, six miles S.E. from Bromley, and eight from Dartford. The population in 1851 was 1,203. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is of rather a mean appearance, with a low embattled tower. The living comprises a sinecure rectory and a discharged vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of St. Mary Cray annexed, in the patronage of the see of Canterbury.

POST-OFFICE. - Elizabeth Joyner, Receiver, Letters arrive from Bromley. The nearest Money Order Office is at hiselhurst.


Barry, Charles, Esq., Priory
Birkett, , Esq.
Cosser, A., Esq., Crofton Lodge
Falcon, Rev. 'William, M.A, Vicar
Fry, George, Esq.
Harris, George, Esq.
Jackson, Joseph, Esq., Mayfleld
Jackson, Addis, Esq.
Moryer, Mrs.
Perceval, Miss, Crofton Hall
Spry, Mrs.

Public Houses of Orpington


Atkins, George, boarding and day-school
Best, Caleb, butcher
Bond, John, plumber
Brooker, Samuel, farmer
Broomfield, Mrs, Susan, grocer, etc
Colegate, John, farmer and miller
Cooper, Philip, beer retailer
Dunn, Henry, grocer
Gallier, Richard, Artichoke
Glassup, Herbert, blacksmith
Greenslade, Thomas, tailor
Griffin, Joseph, fruit grower
Groombridge, Allen, broom maker
Grover, Thomas, fruit grower
Hayes, Edward, bricklayer
Joyner, Elizabeth, postmistress
Lane, George and James, nurserymen
Laslett, John, bricklayer
Living, Charles, draper
Mitchell, John, farmer
Mott, Jonathan, shoemaker
Packman, _, beer retailer
Petley, James, fruit grower
Phillips, William, farmer
Poole, Richard, White Hart
Sales, William, carpenter
Taylor, Francis, fruit grower
Taylor, Michael, farmer
Tillott, William, baker
Townsend, John, butcher
Wackham, Charles, beer retailer
Wale, George, wheelwright 
Walton, John, farmer
Wells, Edward, shopkeeper
Westbrook, Mrs. Sophia, farmer
Westbrook, Mrs. Harriet, and John, farmers
Wicker, George, beer retailer
Wood, John, boot and shoe maker
Yates, John, baker

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: Sunday, 22-May-2016 00:53:52 BST