Prior to 1742 there was a pub on this site called the Kings Head, from at least 1661. The pub has been renamed recently the Sir John Franklin. **
Swanscombe pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Swanscombe, Kent . The Swanscombe, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
White Hart, High Street, Greenhithe - in December 2010
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1840/Peter Viton/& Ferry House/../../Pigots Directory **
1858/Peter Viton/../../../Melvilles Directory ****
1862/Miss S Vitou/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1874/Mrs Sarah Vitou/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/Emma Vitou/Hotel Proprietor/62/Barking, Essex/Census ****
1881/Mary A Farmer/Domestic Servant/20/Headcorn, Kent/Census
1881/James Olivie/Waiter/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1882/Mrs Sarah Vitou/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/William John Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/William Reynolds/Publican/28/St Georges, Middlesex/Census ****
1891/Mabel J Reynolds/Daughter/4/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1891/Thomas H Reynolds/Son/1/Greenhithe, Kent/Census
1891/Alice Thompson/General Servant/20/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Harriet Punt/Nurse/15/Canewden, Essex/Census
1891/James Tompkins/Brother in Law, Blacksmiths Apprentice/17/Grays, Essex/Census
William John Reynolds is at the Castle, Grays Thurrock by 1894
1901/William A Blois/Licensed Victualler/59/Sheerness, Kent/Census ****
1901/Georgeanne Blois/Wife/55/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1901/Adie Blois/Daughter/27/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alfred Blois/Son, Assistant/22/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1901/Frank Blois/Son, Assistant/17/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alice Enfield/Housemaid/20/Gillingham, Kent/Census
1901/Edmonton Parker/Barman & Domestic Servant/18/Dartford, Kent/Census
1903/William Ambrose Blois/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1913/Benjamion J Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1922/Benjamion J Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****
** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** Provided By Kevan
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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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