London history over 2000 years

London history over 2000 years

London Robsons Street Directory in 1832 - Great Ormond street, Queen square

Robsons 1832 directory index

This is the earliest street directory I have found so far which also includes pub history detail.

Mapping the Great Ormond street
Great Ormond street is epitomised by the wonderful children's hospital of the same name and that of J. M. Barrie, known famously for his literary work, Peter Pan. He, anonymously, endowed the copyright and royalties of his book to the hospital in 1929.
The original hospital started life as the London Homeopathic Hospital, in Golden square, in about 1849. The first building in Great Ormond street was in 1859, and its history and many early pictures are on this brilliant site.

Great Ormond street, Queen square map in 1852
Great Ormond street, Queen square map in 1852


Great Ormond street, Queen square - 1832
6 Dalton Thomas
10 Doughty W P
12 Geddes Alexander
15 Bracher William
17 Sim John
19 Rosser A R F
Southey H S
Palmer George
20 Marshall Charles
Roscoe
21 Goodrich William
22 White W T
26 Hume John
27 Bryant A
29 Aughterlony James
30 Hooper Thomas
31 Dymant John
34 Reeve J F
39 Sibley Robert
41 Christopher George
54 Wright Robert
55 Charles Francis
56 Queens Head, Gillard Ann


And Last updated on: Thursday, 04-Apr-2019 00:22:06 BST
And in comparison from 1842, although with no links as it is an image. It does include much more detail about trade details rather than in 1832.
Great Ormond street, Queen square 1842 Robsons street directory

Great Ormond street, Queen square 1842 Robsons street directory

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