Category: Spitalfields

Spitalfields, Gravesend, Venice & London 1842 directory

Lots to report in this new post. I took a short trip to Venice, the Italian version, and had a wonderful break for a few days. During this time, I started to read a rather brilliant historical book by Dan Cruickshanks on Spitalfields. I had a book token to use, and this book took my fancy! It is rather excellent so far, and more.

I did not know that Spital comes from the word hospital, apparently it does. The book on Spitalfields is quite heavy reading, and more a textbook rather than a light read. That’s OK, it is pretty brilliant so far, after about the first few chapters. Interestingly, amongst the credits are a favourite of mine, Sarah Wise; and also the Spitalfields Life website and many more.

A quick aside, my wife and I had a long, drawn out discussion about the words utmost & upmost; we both use different words, as we were both unaware of the other word. Look these words up if you want to know the general outcome!

Once home from a break, I answered an interesting email on Gravesend. It took me two days of my research time to update Gravesend pub history in about 1851. For the record, Gravesend is not in London, it is fairly near, but in Kent on the southern borders of the River Thames. It made a splash in the news recently because of a Beluga whale from the Arctic spending some time here.

Finally, I am back to updating the London street directory for 1842 / 1832 etc. By tomorrow, all of the letter B should be complete with 1842 street directory images, e.g. Brook street, Ratcliff.

Enjoy

 

Web sites versus blogs

I have sadly  become accustomed to a newly formed blog having as much significance as a site which has been around for some years. This is just a test in the first instance.

I have added links to two pages of the site, the pubs in Mile end, and those in Spitalfields.

Lets see how they get on in the search engines.

Kevan

Pub history in Spitalfields – links to my pub history site

Here are the pubs in Spitalfield:
Alfreds Head, 15 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
Angel & Crown, 47 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
Artillery tavern, 1 Gun Street, Spitalfields
Bell & Dragon, 33 Worship Street, Spitalfields
Ben Jonson, 26 Pelham Street , Spitalfields
Black Eagle, 63 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
Black Lion, 63 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields
Black Swan, 23 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields
Black Swan, 39 Wentworth Street, Spitalfields
Blue Anchor, 1 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields
Blue Coat Boy, 32 Duval Street / 32 Dorset Street, Spitalfields
Blue Coat Boy, 5 High Street, Spitalfields
Britannia, 87 Commercial Street, Spitalfields
Butchers Arms, 4 South Street, Spitalfields
Carpenters Arms, 57 Wentworth Street, Spitalfields
The Castle, 19 Quaker Street, Spitalfields
Cock a Hoop, 1 Gun Street, Spitalfields
City of Norwich, 111 / 61 Wentworth Street, Spitalfields
Cock & Hoop, 17 Artillery Street, Spitalfields
Commercial Arms, 142 Commercial Street, Spitalfields
Crown, 4 Grey Eagle Street, Spitalfields
Crown, 4 North Street, Spitalfields
Dukes Head, 28 High Street, Spitalfields
Duke of Wellington, 28 Shephard Street [Toynbee Street], Spitalfields
Dyers Arms, 44 Brick lane, Spitalfields
Elder Tree, 1 Elder Street, Spitalfields
Fleur de Lis, 17 Fleur de Lis Street, Spitalfields
Founders Arms, 213 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
Frying Pan, 13 Brick Lane / 207 Brick lane, Spitalfields
George & Guy, 41 Brick Lane / 193 Brick lane, Spitalfields
Golden Eagle, 47 Quaker Street, Spitalfields
Golden Heart, 110 Commercial Street, Spitalfields
The Grapes, 15 Crispin Street, Spitalfields
Grapes, 6 Paternoster Row, Spitalfields
The Grey Eagle, 52 Grey Eagle Street, Spitalfields
Gun, 54 Brushfield Street /  31 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields E1
Gun & Tent, 10 Fort Street, Spitalfields
Horn of Plenty, 5 Crispin Street, Spitalfields
Jobs Castle, 40 White Lion Street, Spitalfields
Jolly Weavers, 60 Wheeler Street, Spitalfields
Kings Arms, 20 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields
King Charles II, 11 Lamb Street, Spitalfields E
King & Queen, 30 Norton Folgate, Spitalfields E1
Laurel Tree, 69 Brick Lane / 185 Brick lane, Spitalfields
Market Tavern, 65 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
Marlboros Head, 5 Pelham Street, Spitalfields
Middleton Arms, 38 High Street, Spitalfields
Northumberland Arms, 44 & 45 Fashion Street, Spitalfields
Northumberland Head, 11 Fort Street, Spitalfields
Old Cheshire Cheese, 5 West Side Market, Spitalfields
Old Will Somers, 25 Crispin Street, Spitalfields Yes
Osborne Arms, 42 Heneage Street, Spitalfields
Oxford Arms, 62 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Yes
Oxford Arms, Wentworth Street, Spitalfields
Pauls Head, 1  Crispin Street, Spitalfields
Pendennis Castle, 1 Lamb Street, Spitalfields Yes
Pewter Platter, 11 White Lion Street. Norton Folgate, Spitalfields Yes
Phoenix, 159 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
Phoenix, 180 Brick Lane / 79 Brick Lane, Spitalfields
Phoenix, 24 & 25 High Street, Spitalfields
36 Phoenix Street, Spitalfields
Prince Albert, 21 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
Prince of Wales, 29 Great Pearl Street , Spitalfields
Queens Arms, Wentworth Street, Spitalfields
Queens Head, 74 Commercial Street, Spitalfields
Red Lion, 92 Commercial Street, Spitalfields
Rose & Crown, 6 Booth street, Spitalfields
Rose & Crown, 24 Fort Street, Spitalfields
Salmon & Ball, 32 Lamb Street, Spitalfields
Seven Stars, 49 Brick Lane / 189 Brick lane, Spitalfields
The Ship, 24 Wheeler Street, Spitalfields
Sir John Barleycorn, 48 Brick lane, Spitalfields
Star, 40 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields
Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street / 33 Church Street, Spitalfields E1
18 Thrawl Street, Spitalfields
Three Cranes, 39 Brick Lane / 194 Brick lane, Spitalfields
Three Neats Tongues, 3 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields
Tower, 19 Artillery Street, Spitalfields
Virginia Planter, George Street, Brick Lane, Spitalfields
Weavers arms, 17 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields
White Hart, Little pearl Street / 10 Vine Court, Spitalfields
White Horse, 13 Sandys Row, Spitalfields
White Horse, 21 Wheeler street, Spitalfields
White Lion, 37 Fashion Street, Spitalfields
White Swan, 6 & 7 Keate Court, Spitalfields