Address formerly 30 Union Street East and 31 Brushfield Street. The pub was re-built at 54 Brushfield Street, a few yards down the road, at the time that Spitalfields Market was redeveloped - I think in 1929. ** This pub dates back to at least 1731 and possibly back as far as at least 1588. It closed on February 20th 2015 to be demolished as part of the Spitalfields redevelopment. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Spitalfields, London.
Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields- circa 1950
Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in April 2006
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in May 2013
Kindly provided by Tris
Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in March 2015 - now closing
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.
1825/Mr. Curtis, Gun, Union street, Spitalfields/../../Licensed Victuallers
1833-34/Lawrence Stephen Curtis, Gun, 31 Union street, Bishopsgate without/../../Pigotís Directory **
1839/James Ratcliffe/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1841/Samuel Birley/../../../Post Office Directory **
1842/John Allen/../../../P.O. Directory **
1843/John Allen/Gun P.H. 31 Union street, Bishopsgate/../../Post Office Directory
1851/Mrs Elizh. Hopkins/../../../Kellyís Directory **
1851/William Lindsay/Licensed Victualler/35/Stepney/Census
1851/Elizabeth Ann Lindsay/Wife/33/Fitzroy Square/Census
1851/Charles Davy Lindsay/Son/3 months/Union street, Christchurch/Census
1851/Joseph Gates/Barman/28/Westminster St Margarets/Census
1851/Susan Edwards/House Servant/24/Aldermanbury, City/Census
April 1864/Jane Miller/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
April 1864/William Pearce Bachelor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
December 1866/William Pearce Bachelor/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
December 1866/Alfred Forward/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
October 1869/Alfred Forward/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
October 1869/Thomas Dipple/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1874/Josh. Bentley/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **
1879/Mr Fisher / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1879/Samuel Munns / Employee/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1880/John Schmeide/../../../Post Office Directory **
1882/Edward John Rose/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/William Rose/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory
1896/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **
1897/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **
1899/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **
1901/William M PANTANEY/Head, Public House Manager/23/Bloomsbury London/Census ***
1901/John BURNS/Servant, Barman/21/Bristol/Census
1901/James GRIMSHAW/Servant, Barman/21/Bloomsbury London/Census
1901/Nellie BRISTOW/Servant, House Keeper/49/Kennington Lancashire/Census
1902/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **
1911/Charles Harry Button/Publican/49/Erith Kent/Census ***
1911/Rose Button/Wife, Assisting At Above/49/Dartford Kent/Census
1911/Mrs W J Fincher/Daughter, Assisting At Above/25/Erith Kent/Census
1911/William Button/Son, Assisting At Above/24/Custom House London/Census
1911/Frank Louis Button/Son, Assisting At Above/23/Custom House London/Census
1911/Ernest Button/Son, Builders Clerk/20/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Horace Button/Son, School/13/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Charles Leslie Fincher/Grandson/4/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Eliza Thompson/Sister, Domestic/54/Erith/Census
1911/William Ferguson/Servant, Potman And Barman/34/Camberwell London/Census
1912/Charles Henry Button/../../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Sydney Lamey/../../../Post Office Directory
1930/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Kellys Directory **
1934/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Kellys Directory **
1938/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/William Thomas Silverton/../../../Post Office Directory
1951/William Thomas Silverton/../../../P.O. Directory **
1988/G B Pollack/../../../Watney Truman publicans list
1990/D Pollack/../../../Watney Truman publicans list
* Provided By Tris
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Barry Tennison
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!
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