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Hoop & Grapes, 47 Aldgate High street, Whitechapel EC3

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Here is Aldgate High street in 1682 and this property is not named, although Whatpub suggest it a "Listed Building dating from the 11th century; there has been an Inn on the site since the thirteenth century.The current pub was converted from a wine merchant in 1920. It missed the Great Fire of London by a few yards"
In 1782 listed as The Hoop and Bunch of Grapes. *+
This is not again named until 1938, maybe earlier. It is now a Nicholson's pub (Mitchell and Butlers). ***

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Hoop Grapes, 47 Aldgate High Street EC3 - in June 2013

Hoop Grapes, 47 Aldgate High Street EC3 - in June 2013

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In particular I spent a long time digging into the Hoop & Grapes, which is part of this online video, on YouTube. *+
Probably most interesting is the Sun Fire Office record from 1782 held at the LMA, as that, to my surprise, actually contained the modern pub name - more or less - "The Hoop and Bunch of Grapes". The owner at that time was listed as James Stracey - "dealer in wines and spiritous liquors".
I also found some entries in various London directories in 1772, 1774, 1779, 1780 and 1781 where the name listed is Thomas Stracey, "wine and brandy merchant". The address is given either as "47, without Aldgate" or "47, Aldgate without" and I believe that corresponds directly to the modern address of 47 Aldgate High Street. It's interesting that the Sun Fire Office record is already calling it Aldgate High Street in 1782 though. To complicate matters further if you look at some maps n the 1700s that section of the street was labelled Whitechapel (or White Chapel or even White Chapple) rather than Aldgate.
In directories from 1783 onwards the name has changed to Henry Newton.

1794 Wakefields directory, Henry Newton, wine and brandy merchant, 47 Aldgate High street

1803/Henry Newton/wine merchant/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1805/Henry and James Newton, wine and brandy merchants, 47 Aldgate/../../Holdens Directory
1805/Henry Newton, wine vaults, 47 Aldgate High street/../../Holdens Directory

1811/H & J Newton, wine & brandy vaults, 47 Aldgate/../../Holdens Directory

1821/James Newton/wine merchant/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1824/Richard Wheaten/wine and brandy merchant/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1832, Newton H & J, 47 Aldgate High street - 1832 directory of Aldgate High street."

1841/John Hill/wine & brandy merchants/../../Post Office Directory *

1842, John & Chas Hill, wine merchants, 47 Aldgate High street - 1842 directory of Aldgate High street."

1841/Christopher Hill/wine & brandy merchants/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Christopher Hill/Wine & Spirit Merchant employing 5 men/37/Halburton, Devon/Census
1851/Ann Ellen Hill/Wife/40/Exeter, Devon/Census
1851/Margaret D Mackay/Sister, Proprietor of Houses/34/Exeter, Devon/Census
1851/George Oakley/Clerk/51/Blandford, Dorset/Census
1851/Jas P Oldrieve/Cooper & Cellerman/25/Stoke Fleming, Devon/Census
1851/William Boor/Carman/26/Winterbury, Devon/Census
1851/William Mogford/Porter/19/Tiverton, Devon/Census
1851/Mary A Pattenden/House Servant/24/Ashford, Kent/Census
1851/Charlotte Norman/House Servant/30/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1851/Priscilla Comley/Nurse, Widow/61/Aldgate, City of London/Census

1856/Christopher Hill/wine & brandy merchant/../../Post Office Directory *

1869/Christopher Hill/Wine & Brandy Merchant/../../Post Office Directory

1882/Christopher Hill/wine & brandy merchant/../../Post Office Directory *

1895/Christopher Hill/wine & brandy merchant/../../Post Office Directory *

1915/Christopher Hill/wine & brandy merchant/../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Trust Houses Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Trust Houses Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory


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