London historical street directory and pub history

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Duke Of York, 3 Grove Street, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green pub history index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The earlier address for the Duke of York was Blissett street or New York street, as listed separately. *

Now the Duke of York, 64 Ellsworth Street, E2 (2006) ** Demolished by 2008 and replaced with flats.*+

At its old address of 3 Grove Street. I finally found Grove Street on the 1853 map - on my 1916 map the street is marked as Shetland Street, and now it is Ellsworth Street! The address in 1911 is at 6 Shetland Street. The pub closed in 2005. **

Duke of York, Shetland Street, Bethnal Green  - in the 1920s

Duke of York, Shetland Street, Bethnal Green  - in the 1920s

The photo is of a ladies outing from the Duke of York, and it was taken during the nineteen twenties. Both of my great grand mothers are standing either side of the clown. They both lived close by; one in Jersey Street, and the other in Shetland Street, in which the Duke of York was at the time. Twenty years ago my mother lent this photo to the then owner who had it enlarged and placed on the wall in the bar there.

Kindly provided by Jean Ellis

Duke of York, 64 Ellsworth Street - in September 2006

Duke of York, 64 Ellsworth Street - in September 2006

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.

1881/Eliza Hutton/Duke Of York Public House Keeper, Widow/52/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Simpson/Barmaid/42/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Simpson/Son/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Elizabeth Hutton/../../../Post Office Directory *

1891/George Frederick Weige/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/George Frederick Weige/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/James Dowsett/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/James Dowsett/Licensed Victualler/51/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Ann M Dowsett/Wife/42/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Keziah Hayes/Domestic Servant/20/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Tom Dowsett/Barman, Widow/47/Bethnal Green, London/Census

Now at Shetland Street:
1910/James Dowsett/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Thomas Dowsett/Licensed Victualler, Widow/56/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Mary Ann Evans/Barmaid/37/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Susannah Sarah Dowsett/Niece, Housekeeper/38/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1915/James Dowsett/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Thomas Dowsett/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Laurence Ignatius Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Henry Sharp/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Henry Sharp/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Henry Sharp/../../../Post Office Directory *

1942/Caedric D. Manning & Mrs B. J. White/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Caedric D Manning & Mrs B J White/../../../Post Office Directory

1988 - 90/Miss S Bench/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

* Provided By Ewan

*+ Provided By Tris

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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: Friday, 07-Sep-2018 09:50:24 BST