• Home
  • London Pub History
  • London Pubology
  • Some ads & my pub pages

    UK Pub history research and London historical street directory

    Search the historical London street directory, and London pub history site including early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London. This search engine is broken, try address searches in the main google search to get better results. OR visit the London pub history directory index pages to which I am rapidly adding links

    The History of Stratford in the East of London.

    [Also see History of West ham - as  Stratford is part of West Ham parish]

    Stratford has an incredibly interesting history, as do most places,  and can be briefly described as follows: -  Stratford Langthorne, in Essex started as a village, in the back waters of east London, separated by the river Lea from Middlesex, a navigable waterway. The Bow Bridge was built here in 1110, but not until the 1830's was a reasonable stone bridge built.  An Cistercian Abbey existed here from about 1135, built by William de Montfichet. Considerable local industry, particularly the chemical industries built up in this area, and slowly the marshes were reclaimed for light industry. Massive changes were heralded by the building of the railways, and Stratford became a hub of the many railways in the east of London, which it continues to this day. These changes also saw disproportionate increases in the population, as compared to all other parts of England.

    Pigots 1833 General

    Stratford, Plaistow & West Ham Pigots1839 General - Gentry & Clergy -

    Traders in 1839  Academies to Bricklayers , Builders to Curriers , Dairymen to Livery Stables ,

    Marine Store Dealers to Surgeons , Tailors to Wheelwrights & Miscellaneous

    Whites 1848 General  - Commercial - Residential

    Post Office Directory 1855 General - Commercial - Residential

    Post Office Directory 1874 General   Commercial - Private Residents

    Post Office Directory 1878 General - Commercial - Private Residents

    Post Office Directory 1882 General - Commercial - Private Residents

    Post Office Directory 1886 General   Commercial - Private Residents

    the Stratford 1896 Street Directory Listing

    Stratford Public House Listings - Historical

    the Stratford 1902 Street Directory Listing

    Post Office Directory 1908 - to come

    Post Office Directory 1912 - GeneralCommercial  - Private Residents

    Stratford High Street - 1890

    Stratford High Street - 1890

    Kindly provided by Colleen

     It will become the major centre for the Olympics in 2012, with the fantastic rail links that have built over a century, and the Olympic village will be built upon an area that resembles the old marsh lands of a century earlier, but soon to be a major International sporting centre.

    I started the history of the area with transcriptions of various London Trade Directories, from the Whites 1848 Directory, that of the 1855 Post Office Directory and those of 1878, 1882 and 1886. These give a generalistic overview of the area, which generously described the Christian churches in an area; and included a listing of local residents and commercial vendors in Stratford, Essex / London.

    [Lots more to follow - this is a very new site, all additional content is very welcome]

    These trade directories do not include every resident in an area, you need to check the local census for this, which exist from 1841 through to 1901 at present, and are listed every ten years, There are census taken every ten years since this time, but they are restricted from public view to protect the anonymity of those whom may still be living.

  • Home
  • Pub Research
  • Early Southwark pubs history
  • WW1 Research
  • 1918 Armistice
  • Licensed Victuallers Association
  • Accessible Rail Transport
  • Grand Junction Canal Pub History
  • Cosford database Suffolk
  • Pub history on the River Thames
  • Maps of the UK
  • Anatomy Act 1832
  • London & Home counties :
  • London Pub History
  • London Pubology
  • Essex pub history
  • Hertfordshire Pub History
  • Kent Pub History
  • Middlesex Pub History
  • Sussex Pub History
  • Surrey Pub History
  • Croydon Pub History
  • Berkshire Pub History
  • Buckinghamshire Pub History
  • East Anglia:
  • Bedfordshire Pub History
  • Cambridgeshire Pub History
  • Huntingdonshire Pub History
  • Lincolnshire Pub History
  • Rutland Pub History
  • Suffolk Pub History
  • Northamptonshire Pub History
  • South & South West :
  • Cornwall Pub History
  • Devon Pub History
  • Dorset Pub History
  • Gloucestershire Pub History
  • Hampshire Pub History
  • Isle of Wight Pub History
  • Oxfordshire Pub History
  • Somerset Pub History
  • Wiltshire Pub History
  • North & Midlands :
  • Cumberland Pub History
  • Derbyshire Pub History
  • Durham Pub History
  • Lancashire Pub History
  • Leicestershire Pub History
  • Northumberland Pub History
  • Nottinghhamshire Pub History
  • Shropshire Pub History
  • Staffordshire Pub History
  • Warwickshire Pub History
  • Yorkshire Pub History

  • And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 16:41:10 BST