London historical street directory and pub history

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Woolwich, Woolwich / Greenwich, Greenwich

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

WOOLWICH is an extensive town, situated on the southern banks of the Thames, eight miles from London Bridge by land, and nine miles by water. The population in 1851 was 32,177. The Royal Arsenal is at the east end of the town; it is a very extensive establishment, and contains a foundry for casting brass guns; also large furnaces for casting fire arms. The Napier machinery for boring and turning guns at the same time is considered very fine, and is of great advantage, from the large quantity of work it turns off in a limited time. The Royal Artillery Barracks are well situated, and have a frontage of a quarter of a mile in length; they contain excellent quarters, both for officers and men. The Royal Dockyard is a very extensive establishment, and of late years has been greatly enlarged. There are large foundries upon a very extensive scale, and engines of the most powerful kind are manufactured and fitted to the largest steam ships in service. The Dockyard is under the charge of a Commodore-Superintendent. There are two railway stations of the North Kent line at Woolwich, at the Arsenal and Dockyard.

Public Houses in Woolwich

Gentry in 1858

Traders in 1858 Melvilles Directory by surname

A - B ; C to F ; G to J ; K to P ; R to T ; U to Y

William Stone Robinson, Postmaster, 108, High street. Letters arrive at 7 and 10
a.m., and 2 and 6 p.m.; despatched at 9 and before 1 a.m., past 4 and 8 p.m.;
and some parts of Kent, 20 minutes to 7 p.m. Money Orders are granted and
paid at this Office.. Receiving Houses, - John Alfred Rastriok, 20 Church street;
Edward Jones, Thomas street; and Henry Stevens, North row, North Woolwich.

London and County Banking Company,- James Grugeon, Esq., Manager, Powis street. Draw on 21, Lombard street.'

Savings' Bank, Edward street..- Rev. H. Brown, M.A., and Captain Rideout, R.N.,
Joint Treasurers ; Richard Pidcock, esq., Honorary Secretary ; Edward Sargeant, Actuary; Henry Rudd, Assistant Actuary.

St. Mary's Parish Church, High street and Church street, Rev. Henry Brown, M.A., Rector.
St. John's Church, Wellington street.- Rev. J. W. Downes, M.A.
St. Thomas's Church, Mary road. - Rev. A. De la Mare, M.A.
Scotch National Church, New road. - Rev. William M. Thompson, officiating Minister.
Baptist Chapel, Queen street. - Rev. J. Cox.
Union Calvinist Chapel, Sun Alley.
Wesleyan Association Chapel, Beresford street.
Chapel to the Royal Arsenal, Beresford square.
Salem Chapel, Powis street.- Rev. James Carlile, D.D., Minister.
Zion Chapel, Upper Market.
Bethlehem Baptist Chapel, Charles street.
Welsh Chapel, Parson's Hill.
Trinity Church, Beresford street - Rev. Thomas Reynolds, Minister.
Methodist Chapel, William street.
Ebenezer Chapel, Independent, William street.
Providence Chapel, New road.
Enon Chapel, High street.
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, New road. - Rev. C. Coles.

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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