Mile End Pubs history
The address is listed as 19 Devonshire Street in 1861 and earlier (and as 19 Leopold Place in the 1851 census), prior to street renumbering. The name of the pub is given as the Phoenix in the 1856 directory and as the Phoenix Tap in 1851. *
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.
Devonshire Arms, 49 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Kindly provided by Brian Heritage
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1842/Jno. Holder/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1848/Rbt. Atherton/../../../Post Office Directory *
1851/Rt. Atherton/../../../Kelly's Directory *
1851/Rt. Atherton/Licensed Victualler/28/Stock, Essex/Census *
1851/C. A. Atherton/Wife/28/Stock, Essex/Census
1851/R. Atherton/Son/4/Mile End/Census
1851/C. Atherton/Daughter/2/Mile End/Census
1856/Robert Atherton/../../../Post Office Directory *
1861/Richard Beeson/Publican/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Sarah Ann Beeson/Wife/32/Essex/Census
1861/Richard M. Beeson/Son/7/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/William M. Beeson/Son/3/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane M. Beeson/Daughter/1/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Mancha/Barmaid/22/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Dorcas Elliott/House Servant/38/St Clement Danes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Letitia King/Nursemaid/19/Rochford, Essex/Census
1871/Alice Wait/Housekeeper to Licensed Victualler/29/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census *
1871/Ellen Eckett/General Barmaid/22/Oakley, Hampshire/Census
1871/Mary Coplan/General Servant/18/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Scarfe/Potman/20/Preston, Suffolk/Census
1871/Richard M. Beeson/Clerk/17/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1873/Rd. M Beeson/../../../P.O. Directory **
1874/R M Beeson/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **
10th January 1880/Richard Maney Beeson?/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
10th January 1880/John Harris/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1882/John Harris/../../../Post Office Directory *
1884/John Harris/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Leon Collingridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1895/L Collingridge/../../../Post Office Directory **
1899/Leon Collingridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/Leon D Collingridge/Publican/39/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Ellen Collingridge/Wife/39/Hounslow, Middlesex/Census
1901/Leon Collingridge/Son/10/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Nellie Collingridge/Daughter/15/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred James Collingridge/Son/8/Stepney, London/Census
1910/Leon Ira Collingridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/Leon Ira Collingridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****
I found a copy of Watney's Red Barrel magazine dated January 1950. It has an article which was an interview with my Grandfather Thomas Heritage. The interview talks about his life and the second page of it gives a better idea of the year he ran the various pubs.
He first started out at the Tower Hamlets Arms in Forest Gate in 1907; later to be transferred to the Devonshire Arms in Mile End. He spent around 26 years at the Devonshire Arms which was bombed out in WWII, and in 1941 he moved on to the Weavers Arms in Islington. ***
1921/Thos Heritage/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1938/Thomas Heritage/../../../Post Office Directory ****
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Brian Heritage
**** 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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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