The Irish in Victorian London 1840-1860

Extracted from the Penguin Classics book "London Labour and the London Poor" by Henry Mayhew (ISBN 0-14-043241-8), a collection of articles originally published between 1849-1861, is a list of Irish Nests, Travellers Lodging Houses, and Low (cheap) Lodging Houses which may guide you to finding your Irish ancestors in the London census returns:-

Irish Nests:

  • Brook Street
  • Commercial Road
  • Cromer Street
  • Drury Lane
  • Ratcliff Cross
  • Rosemary Lane (and Courts & Lanes ajoining)
  • Saffron Hill and King Street

Travellers Lodging Houses:

Drury Lane district:

  • Charles Street
  • Coalyard
  • Great & Little Wyld Street
  • King Street
  • Lincoln Court
  • Newton Street
  • Parker Street
  • Short's Gardens
  • Star Court
  • Wyld Court

Gray's Inn district:

  • Baldwin's Gardens
  • Bell Court
  • Charlotte Buildings
  • Cromer Street
  • Fox Court
  • Fulwood's Rents (High Holborn)
  • Layshall Street
  • Pleasant Court
  • Portpool Lane
  • Spead Eagle Court
  • Union Buildings

Chancery Lane district:

  • Church Passage
  • Liberty of the Rolls

Bloomsbury:

  • Church Lane
  • George Street
  • Puckeridge Street (commonly called the Holyland)
  • Queen Street
  • Seven Dials

Saffron Hill & Clerkenwell:

  • Chequer Alley
  • Cow Cross
  • Field Lane
  • Great Saffron Hill
  • Peter Street
  • Playhouse Yard
  • St Helen's Place
  • Turnmill Street
  • Upper & Lower Whitecross Street

Borough:

  • Long Lane Bermondsey
  • Mint Street
  • Old Kent Street

Stratford:

  • High Street

Limehouse:

  • Hold (commonly called Hole)

Deptford:

  • Church Street
  • Gifford Street
  • Mill Lane

Westminster:

  • Ann Street
  • Old & New Pye Street
  • Orchard Street
  • Perkin's Rents
  • Rochester Row

Lambeth:

  • Lambeth Walk
  • New Cut

Marylebone:

  • East Street
  • York Court

St Pancras:

  • Brooke Street

Paddington:

  • Chapel Street
  • Union Court

Shoreditch:

  • Baker's Rents
  • Cooper's Gardens

Islington:

  • Angel Yard

Whitechapel, Spitalfields, etc.:

  • Flower & Dean Street
  • George Yard
  • Glasshouse Yard
  • Keate Street
  • Lambeth Street
  • Rosemary Lane
  • St George Street
  • Thrawl Street
  • Wentworth Street
  • Whitechapel High Street

Low (cheap) lodging houses were also in:

  • Lisson Grove
  • Mile End
  • Ratcliffe Highway
  • Shadwell
  • Wapping

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