London historical street directory and pub history

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

Smarden , West Ashford, Ashford with Shepway

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

SMARDEN is a small town and parish, 9 miles north from Tenterden, and three miles S.E. from Headcorn station. The population in 1851 was 1,102.
The church is a handsome and commodious edifice. The living is a rectory, in the
gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury. There is also a meeting house for dissenters.

POST-OFFICE. - William Gurr, Postmaster. Letters arrive from Cranbrook, which is also the nearest money Order Office.


Allen, Gabriel, Esq.
Haslewood, Rev. Frederick
Sanders, Mr. Job

Public Houses in Smarden


Acres, George, shoemaker
Anderson, Edward, plumber
Austin, Benjamin, farmer
Batt, Charles, farmer
Birt, Henry, farmer
Bone, William E., brazier
Buss, Charles, grocer, etc
Buss, Daniel, farmer
Chalcraft, Thomas, tailor
Chambers, John, bricklayer
Cooper, John, farmer
Copping, Robert, shoemaker
Comes, James, farmer
Cornes, Thomas, farmer
Comes, William, farmer
Day, John, draper and glover
Dean, Thomas, farmer
Evenden, James, butcher
Pitch, Edwin, farmer
Giles, Richard, beer retailer
Griffith, James, surgeon
Gurr, Edward, carpenter
Gurr, William, draper
Hayler, Charles, shoemaker
Heathfield, George, John, and David, farmers
Heathfleld, Job, White Horse
Hickmott, James, farmer
Hinds, William, farmer
Homewood, Edward, farmer
Homewood, James, farmer,
Jell, Horace and James, farmers
Law, Samuel, assistant overseer
Marshall, Thomas, rake maker
Mills, Lewis, grocer, etc
Morris, James, carpenter
Morris, James, farmer
Munn, George, butcher
Munn, George, carpenter
Nichols, John, shoemaker
Offen, Thomas, brickmaker
Offen, Benjamin, farmer
Offen, William, farmer
Ottaway, John, shoemaker
Pearson, James, farmer
Pearson, William, wheelwright
Russell, Thomas, farmer
Tassell, Jesse, beer retailer
Turk, Jerry, blacksmith
West, William, Chequers
Wood, Henry, farmer
Wood, Richard, farmer

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, 01-Apr-2017 15:50:58 BST