London historical street directory and pub history

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

George, 180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1

Clerkenwell pub history index

At 24 St John Street in 1851 and earlier - now renumbered; It was rebuilt in its current form in 1901, and now (in 2007) trades under the name The Well. ** The address is 24 St John Street in 1856 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. * The 1854 license transfer lists this as the George, Compton Street which is at the junction with St John Street. Rebuilt in 1901 as an H. H. Finch outlet. Rebranded as part of the Simmons bar chain in mid-2017. ***

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

George, 180 St John Street - in March 2007

George, 180 St John Street - in March 2007

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.

1809/Edward Beck/victualler, George and Dragon/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1833-34/Thomas Taylor, George, 24 St John street, Clerkenwell/../../Pigots Directory ****

1836/Charles Walbancke/victualler and spirit dealer/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1838/Charles Walbancke/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/Chas. Walbancke/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Mrs Ann Walbancke/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1843/Mrs Ann Walbancke/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1848/Henry James Edward/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Henry J Edwards/Victualler/40/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Emily S Edwards/Wife/40/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Harriet G Edwards/Daughter/7/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1851/John B Edwards/Son/5/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry J Edwards/Son/3/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/William T Webber/Barman/29/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1851/Thomas Wells/Barman/25/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/Mary Cinnirk/House Servant/26/Ireland/Census
1851/Sarah Cooper/Nursemaid/16/Southwark, Surrey/Census

1851/Henry James Edwards/../../../Kellys Directory ****

April 1852/Henry J Edwards/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

April 1852/George Bland/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

February 1854/George Bland/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

February 1854/William Thomas Webbon/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/William Thomas Webbon/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1862/William Willmer/../../../Post Office Directory **

June 1865/George Thomas Punt, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../North London News ****

June 1865/Mrs Jane Punt/Incoming Licensee/../../North London News ****

March 1866/Jane Punt/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/William Poyser/../../../Post Office Directory *

1876/George Field/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1877/William Samuel Beale/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1878/William Samuel Beale & Jane Beale & John Lane/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1879/William Samuel Beale & Jane Beale & John Lane/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1880/William Samuel Beale & Jane Beale & John Lane/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1881/Jane Beale/Licenced Victualler, Widow/59/Essex/Census ****
1881/Wiliam S Beale/Son, Manager/25/Hull/Census
1881/Charles Beale/Son, Barman/23/Hull/Census
1881/Sarah Beale/Sister, Barmaid, Widow/59/Middlesex/Census

1881/William Samuel Beale & Jane Beale & John Lane/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1882/Mrs Jane Heale/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1882/Joseph Green/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1882/James Henry Young/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1883/James Henry Young/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1884/Joseph Green/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/James Henry Young/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1885/James Henry Young/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1886/Frederick Cornelius Holliday/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1887/Frederick Cornelius Holliday/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1888/Frederick Cornelius Holliday/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1889/Frederick Cornelius Holliday/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1890/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1891/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1892/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1893/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1894/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1895/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions****

1899/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Post Office Directory **

1900/Henry William Gompertz/../../../Post Office Directory **

1902/Henry Hobson Finch/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Henry Hobson Finch/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Henry Hobson Finch/../../../Post Office Directory *

1919/H H Finch Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/Henry H. Finch Ltd/../../../Hughes Directory *

1934/H H Finch/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/H H Finch/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/H. H. Finch Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Tris

**** 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!

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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

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