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Tonbridge, Tunbridge, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Public Houses in Tonbridge

Gentry in 1858

Traders in 1858 Melvilles Directory by surname A to J ; K to W

TUNBRIDGE is a market town and extensive parish, 41 miles from London by rail, 30 by road; 15 W.S.W. from Maidstone, five north from Tunbndge Wells, and six S.E. from Sevenoaks. The population of the whole parish in 1851 was 16,548. The town is pleasantly situated on the river Medway, which is navigable for barges. Here is a railway station of the South Eastern Railway, and a branch line to Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Here are breweries, maltings, corn mills, iron foundries and tanneries.
The market, which is large, is held on the first and third Tuesday in each month. A fair is held on the 11th October.
The town is well paved, lighted with gas, and has a good water supply. The church is very ancient, and is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul; it is a very large edifice, and will accommodate 1,500 persons; it has a very good organ, and apeal of eight bells.
In the interior are several monuments; one to the memory of James Alexander, Esq., of Somerhill, who died in 1848, is on the south side of the chancel.
The living is a vicarage, in the gift of John Deacon, Esq. Somerhill is the seat of Baron de Goldsmid, the celebrated financier.

Beeching and Co., High street. Draw on Masterman and Co.
London and County Branch Bank. Draw on 21, Lombard street.- Mr. Octavius Andrews, Manager, High street.

Post-Office, High street. - William Ware, Postmaster. Day Mail, box closes 10-40 A.M. ; Night Mail, at 10 P.M.
Six Almshouses and Chapel, High street.
Six Almshouses, erected by John Brightling, blacksmith, of the town, 1648; rebuilt by voluntary contributions, 1847, Church street.
Cemetery (now in course of formation) at Cage Green. A chapel for the Established
Church, a chapel for the dissenters, and a house for the Sexton.

St. Peter's and St. Paul's, parish church. - Rev. Sir C. Hardinge, Bart., Incumbent.
St. Stephen's, (new church), Quarry hill. - Rev. W. Owen, M.A., Incumbent.
Ebenezer, Wesleyan Chapel, Priory street.
Wesleyan Chapel, Swan lane. - Rev. R. Ford, minister.
Baptist Chapel, High, street.
National School, supported principally by voluntary contributions, Bank street.

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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