London historical street directory and pub history

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

Penshurst Arms, 25, Penshurst Road, Hackney E9

Hackney pub history Index

This pub was built in 1864 and remains open (2007). ** Closed circa 2007 and currently in residential use, possibly as a squat (2014). *

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

Penshurst Arms - 1872 Advertisement

Penshurst Arms - 1872 Advertisement

Edward Rous is previously at the Swan Hotel, Arlesford, Hampshire

Penshurst Arms ,  29 Penshurst Road - in January 2007

Penshurst Arms ,  29 Penshurst Road - in January 2007

Both 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.

March 1867/Thomas Hobson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

March 1867/Thomas Rogers/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1871/Thomas Rogers/Licensed Victualler/40/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Louisa J Rogers/Wife/24/Jersey/Census
1871/Jane Bessant/Sister in Law/42/Eling, Hampshire/Census

30th September 1871/Thomas Rogers/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1871/Edward Rous/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/Edward Rous/../../../See Advertisement in Brabners Hackney Directory **

1874/Edward Rous/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

August 1875/HEdward Rous/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1875/Alfred Chirney/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

22nd January 1876/Aldred Chirney/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

22nd January 1876/Alfred Thwaites Crew/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1877/Alfred Thwaites Crew/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1877/Henry Edward Synder Coombe/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1878/H E S Combes/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

1878/Henry Edward Synder Combes / Formerly Licensed Victualler, now Out-of-Business /../../London Gazette, 25 June 1878 **

12th May 1877/Elizabeth Bareham/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/W M Read/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1879/Charles Hughes/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1879/W H C Shoobert/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Albert Eley/Licensed Victualler/26/Norton Folgate, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Sarah Eley/Wife/34/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1881/Albert C Eley/Son/greater than 1/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Young/Waiter/22/Sutton, Cambridge/Census
1881/Louisa Robbins/General Servant/20/Aston Magna, Worcester/Census

1896/Geo Herbert Millar/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Charles John Legrove and Caroline.  I think they reflect the very Victorian "God was an Englishman" look of the Penhurst Arms in this photo

Charles John Legrove and Caroline. I think they reflect the very Victorian "God was an Englishman" look of the Penhurst Arms in this photo

Kindly provided by Anne (Legrove) Ireland

Charles John LeGrove, Licensed Victullar, there in 1899 was my gr. grandfather. ***

According to a newspaper article on his 50th wedding anniversary (should be sometime in 1913) CJ worked for Waterlow and Son until 1895; when he took over the Penhurst Arms. He was proprietor for ten years and then he and his wife moved to Leigh-on-Sea. Five years after the 1901 census, my grandfather was on his way to Canada. In between the census and the trip to Canada he spent some time in South Africa. ***

1899/Charles John LeGrove/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Charles J LeGrove/Licensed Victualler/58/Bishopsgate, London/Census ***
1901/Caroline LeGrove/Wife/58/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/John G LeGrove/Son, Stationers Assistant/27/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Frederick C LeGrove/Son, Printer Compositor/25/Old Ford, London/Census
1901/Florence G. LeGrove/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Old Ford, London/Census
1901/Minnis Sills/General Servant/21/Homerton, London/Census

1910/Miss Florence Jane Sole/../../../London Trade Directory ****

1915/Rupert Thomas Colegate Owen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Rupert Thomas Owen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Thomas George Miles/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Thomas George Miles/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Frederick Rt Eldon/../../../Post Office Directory ****


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided by Tris

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Anne (LeGrove) Ireland

**** 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!

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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