St Bart pub history index
This area of London starts to get confusing prior to about 1840, or maybe about 1835. In this year there is a White Hart listed at 28 Farringdon street, and a Crown & Anchor listed next door, this is according to the Robsons 1835 street directory. I don't currently have the White Hart listed. this is incidental at present.
About 1828, Farringdon street is listed as Fleet market; unfortunately the yearly street directories don't appear to list all traders at the addresses; and often for these early years, the public houses are not deemed important enough to be specified. Unless you try the early Holden directory, which do list these, although there are only a couple of these directories available. This is where it gets interesting, as in 1811 there is a William Bedford at the Anchor & Crown, Turnagain lane, Fleet market; and in 1805 there is again a William Bedford, at the Crown and Anchor, 4 Turnagain lane, Fleet market - I would presume these are the same pub.
Now, what if this address of Turnagain lane which adjoins Fleet Market at about 28 Farringdon street (as it is now known), are the same public house. I think they are.
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Saint Bartholomew, Central London. The Saint Bartholomew,; London listing 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.
1832/William May/White Hart, 28 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory
1835/Thomas Medhurst/White Hart, 28 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory
Not listed by 1837 Robsons directory
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