London historical street directory and pub history

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

Smeeth, East Ashford, Ashford with Shepway

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

SMEETH is a village and railway station, 16 miles from Dover, 19 miles from Canterbury, five miles S.E. from Ashford, in the hundred of Birchalt Franchise, and East Ashford union, lathe of Shepway. The church of St. Mary is small. The living is a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury ; the Rev. W. Knatchbull, D.D. is the incumbent. The population in 1851 was 469. Evegate, half a mile south; Water Farm, one mile S.E.; Lodge House, one mile east; Hill House, quarter of a mile east; Ridgeway, quarter of a mile north; Warren House, one mile N.E.

POST-OFFICE - Mrs. Elizabeth Vile, Receiver. The nearest Money Order Office is at

Hughes, Edward, Esq., Hill. House
Hughes, William, Esq.
Knatohbull, Rev. Wyndham D.D., Rectory
Knatchbull, E. H., M.D.

Ames, Henry, farmer
Ashman, John, farmer
Epps, Richard, blacksmith
George, Henry, blacksmith
George, Jonah, wheelwright
Godden, Francis G,, Woolpack, and painter
Hobbs, Henry, miller
Hogben, William, grocer
Kendrick, George, farmer
Kingsmill, William, shoemaker
Martin, John, wheelwright
Murton, Frederick, farmer, Evegate Farm
Sampson, Frederick, farmer
Swaffer, Mrs. Sophia, grocer
Thornby, Jesse, carpenter
Thorp, William, farmer, Lodge House Farm
Webb, Thomas, baker
White, John, carpenter
White, William, 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: Sunday, 17-May-2015 19:10:10 BST