London historical street directory and pub history

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

Westwell, West Ashford, Ashford with Shepway

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Westwell Public Houses

WESTWELL is a village adjoining Eastwell, three miles and a half from Ashford, north of that town, in Lathe of Scray, Colehill, Hundred and West Ashford Union, East Kent; the living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury ; the incumbent is the Rev. John Alexander Ross, M.A.; the church is to the right of the road; there is also a national school here, and the West Ashford union workhouse, with 100 inmates. The population in 1851 was 1,030; the Wesleyans and Baptists have each a
chapel. Dignash is half a mile south; Dann Street half a mile N.B.; Frog Wood and Digg. Farm one mile and a half west; Westwell Leaton two miles west; Nest half a mile south; Castle one mile south; Bevenden one mile and a half south; Shottington half a mile S.E.; Lenaker Street and Goatly Lees one mile and a half S.E.; Sandhurst one mile and a half S.E.

POST-OFFICE, Westwell Common— - Thomas Russell, Receiver. The nearest Money
Order Offices are at Ashford and Charing,

Chapman, Misses Elizabeth and Catherine
Ross, Rev. John Alexander, M.A., Vicar.


Back, Thomas, farmer
Brenchley, William, Wagon and Horses
Burden, James, shoemaker
Burden, Thomas, blacksmith
Chapman, Thomas B., farmer
Cheeseman, Robert, farmer
Cook, John, farmer
Flint, Thomas, brickmaker
Foord, John, farmer
Gale, Mrs. Jane, Woolpack
Hart, Stephen, farmer
Head, William, miller
Histed, Thomas, farmer
Hobday, Valentine, wheelwright
Homeward, William, farmer
Home, John Austin, farmer
Jell, Misses Jane and Mary, farmers, Haven Farm
Jenkins, Stephen, farmer and dealer
Judge, Richard, farmer
Kennett, Thomas, farmer
Langley, Luke, registrar of births & deaths
Millen, John, farmer
Moore, William, farmer, Lenacre Hall
Page, Thomas, farmer
Parnham, Thomas, shopkeeper
Settatree, Eliz., Mrs., shopkeeper
Sharp, Barling, farmer
Skinner, Joseph, butcher and shopkeeper
Skinner, Stephen, farmer
Small, Mary, Mrs., grocer
Stace, James, carpenter and wheelwright
Standford, Gregory, blacksmith
Stone, James, blacksmith
Sappenden, Henry, farmer and miller
Vaunt, Henry, wheelwright
Whittle, Nancy, Mrs., farmer
Whittle, William, farmer
Wood, Daniel, carpenter

Union Workhouse:
Thomas Butler Jones, master
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, matron
John Thomas Jones, schoolmaster
Miss Eliza Langley, schoolmistress
Rev. John Alexander Ross, M.A., chaplain
Charles Wilks, surgeon
Luke Langley and Thomas Hall, relieving officers

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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