London historical street directory and pub history

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Bell Tavern, 61 Old Bailey, St Martin Ludgate, City of London

St Martin Ludgate pub history index

The Bell Hotel & Tavern by 1910. The Bell and Three Tuns, Old Bailey in 1875 and also 1944

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Martin Ludgate, City of London. The St Martin Ludgate, 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.

1825/Mr Hoare, Bell, Old Bailey/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1832/James Neale, Bell, 62 Old Bailey/../../Robson’s Directory

1833-34/Mary Downes, Bell, 61 Old Bailey/../../Pigots Directory

1841/John Dooley/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/John Dooley/../../../Robsons Directory

February 1850/John Dooly/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1850/Edward Gooch/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/Edward Gooch/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Edward Gooch/Licensed Victualler/24/Spalding, Lincoln/Census
1851/Emma Gooch/Wife/24/Faversham, Kent/Census
1851/Edward Wilson/Barman/40/Lincoln/Census
1851/CAroline Moss/Visitor/21/Rainham, Kent/Census
1851/William Woods/Visitor, Gentleman/28/Lincoln/Census
1851/John Byford/Visitor, Shoemaker/26/Spalding, Lincoln/Census
1851/John Dean/Visitor, Carpenter/30/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Worster/House Servant/28/Governors House Newgate/Census
1851/Sarah Varnham/House Servant/20/Rainham, Kent/Census
1851/Edgar Smith/House Servant/33/Suffolk/Census
1851/William Doglas/Visitor, Gentleman/19/London, Middlesex/Census

1856/Edward Gooch/../../../Post Office Directory

1862/George Swinyard/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/George Swinyard/../../../Post Office Directory

February 1875/Frederick John Nelson/Outgoing Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

February 1875/Lucy Lydia Bartholomew/Incoming Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

1881/Sarah A Suggate/Manageress Of The Bell/39/Bath, Somerset/Census
1881/Elizabeth A Parry/Barmaid/24/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1881/Ellen Willemite/Barmaid/16/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Flexen/Cook, Widow/58/Ponder End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Francis Stevens/Housemaid/20/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/George White/Potman/19/Southend, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred E Lee/Waiter/15/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Edward Hollingham/Billiard Marker/17/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census

1884/Jack Billinghurst/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Charles Richard Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Charles Richard Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles F Matthews/Publicans Manager/39/Bedford/Census
1901/Alice Matthews/Wife, Manageress/39/Chelmsford/Census
1901/Edith A Matthews/Daughter/13/Stratford, essex/Census
1901/Arthur Marks/Potman/24/Walworth/Census
1901/Herbert E Biddescombe/Barmaid/21/Islington, London/Census

1910/Charles Matthews/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Charles Frederick Matthews/Licensed Victualler/47/Bedford/Census
1911/Alice Northern Matthews/Wife/47/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1911/Edith Alice Matthews/Daughter/23/Stratford, London/Census

1915/Charles Matthews/../../../Post Office Directory


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: Friday, 15-Feb-2019 19:55:49 GMT