London historical street directory and pub history

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

White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, Clerkenwell, London N1

Clerkenwell pub history index

Listed at 12 Islington High Street in 1869 and earlier, the 1843 Directory lists it as 12 High Street, Pentonville; This pub was re-built in its present form in 1898. It is long-closed as a pub and now in use as a bank. **

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.

White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, N1

White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, N1

White Lion, 23-25 Islington High Street, N1 - in May 2007

White Lion, 23-25 Islington High Street, N1 - in May 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.

The White Lion public-house, at the south-east corner of the street of that name, was, originally, an inn much frequented by persons connected with the trade of Smithfield, and comprised the two dwelling-houses adjoining, and also extended northwards in the opposite direction, until an opening was made between White Lion-street and High-street. The sign, which is a lion rampant, painted white, is in its original position, and bears the date 1714, which was the time when the house was built. The Gentleman's Magazine for August 1823 gives an engraving of several ancient houses between White Lion-street and the Liverpool-road, including the Three Hats public-house: the representation of which is more especially curious, as the house has been recently re-built.   - St Mary Islington History 1842

1839/Gapp & Son/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Charles James Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory *

1843/Charles James Gapp/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Charles James Gapp/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Charles James Gapp/Licensed Victualler/43/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Ann Gapp/Wife/39/Hawley, Surrey/Census
1851/Anne Gapp/Daughter/17/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Gapp/Daughter/15/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Gapp/Daughter/11/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Leo Gapp/Son/6/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Gapp/Daughter/4/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lucresia Gapp/Daughter/3/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Frederick Gapp/Son/4 months/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Russell/Visitor, Widow/69/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Russell/Visitor/17/Hawley, Surrey/Census
1851/Maria Hempleby/Visitor/4/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Sophia Wing/Servant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Anne Vincent/Servant/25/Hungerford, Berkshire/Census

1856/Charles James Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory *

March 1866/Charles James Gapp/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/Mrs Ann Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/John Reed/Licenced Victualler/60/Polstead, Suffolk/Census ****
1881/Eliza Reed/Wife/58/Hockley, Essex/Census
1881/Fanny Reed/Daughter/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Arthur W Reed/Son/20/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1881/Blanch Reed/Daughter/18/Maida Vale Paddington/Census
1881/Mary A Downes/Cook/21/Thomson, Norfolk/Census
1881/Alice Booth/Domestic Servant/20/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Rice/Barman/25/Richmond, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Heggins/Barman/24/Leeds, York/Census
1881/Charles Tuzy/Barman/20/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Gray/Barman/20/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Elizabeth Morris/Visitor, Widow/54/Hockley, Essex/Census

1882/John Reed/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1888/John Reed/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/Williams Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/George Evans/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Moore & Baynes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Thomas Hunt/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Patrick & McGregor Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Copes Taverns/../../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided by Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** 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 1840 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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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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