Category: Euston square

Streets missing in the London 1832 street directory listed in 1842 directory

It appears the Robsons 1832 street directory is missing a number of streets. I noticed this earlier with a street in Mile end. The 1842 street directory does list the streets, and by checking for specific pubs in my London Pigots 1833-34 directory I can confirm the street existed in about 1832. I don’t obviously have a listing of the entire street, but  I can add a few entries to start it off with the relevant public houses. This was Devonshire street, Globe road, Mile end.

The same goes for the Euston square area, and I had spotted this earlier, but started to presume that it was a new road – wrong! I have just added Drummond street, Euston square for both years. The page is a little untidy at present; but it will improve over time. I will add other streets as I find them, and will go back to check on areas I have already passed by at some stage.

The London street directory is blooming marvellous, well I think so. It’s a lot of work.