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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

PRESTON is a parish on the high road from Grove Ferry to Wingham, six and a half miles N.W. of Sandwich, and nine N.E. of Canterbury. The population in 1851 was 542. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The living is a vicarage in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The village, called Preston Street, is not large, and the church stands about a quarter of a mile to the west. Nash is half a mile south.

POST-OFFICE -Ralph Solley, Receiver. Letters received through Wingham, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Curtis, E., Esq. br /> Jenner, Rev. Henry L., M.A.
Toomer, Samuel E., Esq.


Addley, Thomas, farmer
Burmap, Thomas, academy
Bushell, James, saddler
Bushell, John, farmer
Culmer, Charles, farmer
Dilnott, William, farmer
Farmaris, John, farmer
Gibbs, Edmund, shopkeeper
Gibbs, George, grocer, &o.
Goodson, Edward, farmer
Harris, John, Seven Stars
Knight, George, farmer
Laslett, Edward, tailor
Martin, Jarvis, farmer
Martin, William, carpenter & wheelwright
Palmer, G., shopkeeper
Pryer, John, butcher
Ralph, Daniel, farmer
Robinson, George, miller
Robinson, John, farmer
Sayer, John, Swan
Solley, Ralph, shoemaker and post-office
Solley, Stephen, jun., and Charles, millers
Solley, Stephen, farmer
Warden, Stephen, wheelwright and 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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