London 1811 Holdens directory & 1832 street directory

I have to say my sites are pretty amazing, even if I say it myself. I am slowly working through a number of records listed in the Holdens directory for 1811. Many of these are wine vaults, but do have an address. An example is the Windmill, previously at 55 Royal Mint street.

Now, this was previously called Rosemary lane, with numbering about the same. If you refer to my street listing for 1832 for Rosemary lane, which also has the 1842 records, you can compare the addresses.

The 1811 record just lists it as a wine vaults at 55 Rosemary lane. I did this with all of the other pubs in the same street / lane, there are a number of them ; and now with relevant updates. I also am adding links to the 1811 file at the same time, this is why this all takes so much time. But worthwhile if you like this sort of thing.

Pub history updates, mostly London and old

I am slowly moving my main blog content to this site. Its not a perfect blog, but I talk randomly about what is new on the pub history sites.

Incidentally, I am about to upgrade the server, double memory and double space, so more room for everything, and faster.

I have been adding more of the London 1836 Pigots directory, and also the Holdens 1811 directory, both just pub listings, and victuallers, coffee houses, publicans etc etc. These are all available at my London pub history page.

I seem to have a couple of entries in google for London street directory in the top ten now. I am not surprised, as my sites are good, and I spend a lot of time on them. The beauty of the London19 site which is another site of mine is that I can browse early street directories in London, particularly in 1832 and 1842; I am not madly interested in modern pubs. I am also slowly adding parts of the 1940 street directory for the whole of London, but this will take many years! I do have a listing of all the pubs in 2017, although I am certain this is missing a lot.

As my server is about to double in size, I may also expand the content to a few more regions / counties. I will decide, but they will be fairly basic entries for whatever area I choose.