Johnstones 1818 directory index
This is the 1818 Johnstones London commercial guide which also includes a little pub history detail.
In 1810, John Lockie describes this as :
"Holborn Bars, Holborn, the boundary of the city, by Middle row, opposite Grays inn lane."
This helps place it on a map, and is immediately north of Staples Inn on early maps.
Holborn bars, Holborn
Length 65 yards. No. of Houses 5.
1 Large, Sol. Furrier & importer of skins
2 Marshall & Son. Carvers and gilders
5 Epps, John, Ham & tongue warehouse
7 - Blue Posts
Laxton, W. R. Timber merchant & auctioneer
Marshall, J. Stock broker & contractor