London historical street directory and pub history

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

George, 14 Bury Street, Westminster

Westminster St James index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Westminster - London. The Westminster, 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.

1825/Mr Forman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1827/Rd Forman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1833-34/Richard Forman, George, 14 Bury street, St James's/../../Pigots Directory ****

November 1848/Henry Thorn/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1848/Joseph Healey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/Joseph Healey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Joseph Healey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My Great Grandfather was Henry Couchman. In 1870 he ran "The Old Fish" in Baldwins Gardens, Grays Inn Road; in  1877  "The Hope", Ivy Lane St. Pauls and "The Dukes Head";  in 1879  "The George" Bury St, Piccadilly; in 1888  "The Harp" Church St. Lisson Grove; and in 1891  "The Old Kings Head", Tooley St.
Henry died in 1893 and his son Harry went on to establish COUCHMAN'S LTD soon after WW1. **

1879/Henry Couchman/../../../.. **

1881/Henry Couchman/Licensed Victualler/39/Dover, Kent/Census ****
1881/Jane Couchman/Wife/33/Bredgar, Kent/Census
1881/Minnie Couchman/Daughter/8/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harry Couchman/Son/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Arthur Couchman/Son/7 months/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Clara Swan/Sister, Assistant/24/Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
1881/Alexander Dickson/Butler And Valet/39/Tyrone, Ireland/Census
1881/Huber Airpad/Servant (Inn)/29/Austria/Census
1881/George Eldon/Servant (Inn)/38/Ireland/Census
1881/Emma Rutledge/Servant (Inn)/43/Worcester, Worcester/Census
1881/Emma Bell/Servant (Dom)/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Teryman/Servant (Inn)/20/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Henry Couchman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Walter H Hammond/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/John Frost/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Albert Hudson jun/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/George Alfred Cam/../../../Post Office Directory ****

** Provided by Norma Leatherby

**** 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, 18-Jun-2018 22:29:26 BST