London historical street directory and pub history

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

Bell & Birdcage, 81 Wood Street, St Alban Wood Street, EC2

St Alban pub history index

In 1839, 1841, 1869 and from 1891, aka Birdcage; Present between 1803 and 1851 at least under the name Birdcage. In the 18th century, from at least 1720, there was a pub in this street called the Bell Inn, being a different premises a few doors away. The Bell Inn was depicted by Hogarth in a pair of 1732 engravings called The Harlot’s Progress.
Now demolished. **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Alban, Wood Street parish, City of London. The St Alban, Wood Street, City of London Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1745/Tho. Whaley / Innkeeper / Bell Inn /../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1803/Bernard Powell/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1812/Gardiner More Cutmore/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1833-34/Avery Baker, Bird Cage, 81 Wood Street, CheapsideBird Cage, Avery Baker, 81 Wood Street, Cheapside/../../Pigots Directory ****

1834/Malachi Sharon / Public House Keeper /../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1839/Malachi Shannan/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../P.O. Directory **

1843/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../Kellys Directory **

February 1849/Martha Barber/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

February 1849/George Clark/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1851/George Clarke/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/George Clark/Licensed Victualler/41/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census ****
1851/Martha Clark/Wife/40/Dorset/Census
1851/Benjamin Clark/Son/11/St Albans, City of London/Census
1851/Charles Clark/Son/9/St Albans, City of London/Census
1851/Mary Holland/General Servant/23/Ireland/Census
1851/Harry Hambridge/Visitor, Glover/20/Yeovil, Somerset/Census

1861/George Clark/Licensed Victualler/51/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census ****
1861/Martha Clark/Wife/50/Dorsetshire/Census
1861/Benj Barber/Stepson, Warehouseman/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Barber/Stepson, Assistant/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizth Bogle/House Servant/23/Ireland/Census

1862/George Clark/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Henry Hobbs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1870/Edward William Sabine/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1870/Thomas John Taylor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1881/Catherine Hilton/Licensed Victualler, Widow/48/Woolwich, Kent/Census ****
1881/Henrietta C Hilton/Daughter/15/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Gregory Wallen/Brother, Manager Hotel/29/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Sarah A Morland/Visitor/49/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Xaroline Baillie/Visitor, Saleswoman/28/Barnet, Hertford/Census
1881/Anne Sinclair/Barmaid/23/(City Road), Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Snell/Cook/19/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Catherine Hilton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Edwin Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Reginald Goodman/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/David Turner & Co/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/David Turner/Licensed Victualler/37/Scotland/Census ****

1895/David Turner/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/William James Stringer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1906/John C Keen/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1921/Ernest E Stockley/../../../Hughes Directory ****

1938/Chas Fredk Hine & Chas Hy Goldby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

** 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 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

And Last updated on: Monday, 23-Apr-2018 23:00:09 BST