Combe Down and Monkton Combe directories

Kelly's directory front cover

Kelly’s directory front cover

Below are extracts, from Combe Down and Monkton Combe directories.They’re from the Bath Post Office Directory and Kelly’s directories for a range of years from 1864 – 1939. They give an interesting insight into the development of the area.

Kelly’s Directory was a trade directory that listed businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, etc.

About 1835 Frederic Festus Kelly became chief inspector of letter carriers for the Post Office. He took over publication of the Post Office London Directory, by buying it from the widow of his predecessor and founded Kelly & Co. He expanded the company over several decades, producing directories for an increasing number of UK counties and buying out or putting out of business competing publishers.

Kelly’s went out of business soon after the advent of the internet.

If you are interested in directories that are available online the University of Leicester has a collection.

Legend: CD = Combe Down   MC = Monkton Combe   PO = Post Office

1854 MC PO

1854 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

Monkton Combe Post Office Directory 1854

Monkton Combe Post Office Directory 1854

1860 CD - MC PO

1860 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1860 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1860 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1860 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1860 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1860 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1864 CD PO

1864 – 65 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1864 - 65 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1864 – 65 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1866 CD - MC PO

1866 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1866 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1866 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1866 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1866 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1866 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1870 CD - MC PO

1870 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1870 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1870 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1870 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1870 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1870 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1874 CD - MC PO

1874 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1874 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1874 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1874 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1874 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1874 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1876 CD PO

 1876 – 77 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1876 - 77 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1876 – 77 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1880 CD - MC PO

1880 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1880 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1880 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1880 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1880 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1880 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1884 CD - MC PO

1884 – 85 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1884 - 85 Post Office Directory Combe Down

1884 – 85 Post Office Directory Combe Down

1884 – 85 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1884 - 85 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1884 – 85 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1886 CD - MC PO

1886 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1886 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1886 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1886 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1889 CD - MC Kelly

1889 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1889 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1889 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1889 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1889 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1892 CD - MC PO

1892 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1892 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1892 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1892 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1892 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1892 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1896 CD - MC PO

1896 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1896 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1896 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1896 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1896 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1896 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1897 CD - MC Kelly

1897 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1897 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1897 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1897 Kelly's Monkton Combe

1897 Kelly’s Monkton Combe

1899 CD - MC PO

1899 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1899 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1899 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1899 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1899 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1899 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1902 CD - MC Kelly

1902 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1902 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1902 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1902 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1902 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1902 CD - MC PO

1902 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1902 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1902 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1902 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1902 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1902 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1906 CD - MC PO

1906 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1906 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1906 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1906 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1906 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1906 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1910 CD - MC PO

1910 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1910 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1910 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1910 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1910 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1910 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1911 CD - MC PO

1911 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1911 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1911 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1911 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1911 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1911 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1914 CD - MC Kelly

1914 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1914 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1914 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1914 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1914 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1919 CD - MC Kelly

1919 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1919 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1919 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1919 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1919 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1920 CD - MC PO

1920 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1920 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1920 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1920 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1920 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1920 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1923 CD - MC Kelly

1923 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1923 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1923 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1923 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1923 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1923 CD - MC PO

1923 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1923 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1923 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1923 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1923 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1923 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1927 CD - MC PO

1927 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1927 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1927 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1927 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1927 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1927 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1931 CD - MC PO

1931 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1931 PO Directory Combe Down

1931 PO Directory Combe Down

1931 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1931 PO Directory Monkton Combe

1931 PO Directory Monkton Combe

1934 CD - MC PO

1934 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1934 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1934 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1934 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1934 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1934 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1935 CD - MC Kelly

1935 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1935 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1935 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1935 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1935 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1939 CD - MC Kelly

1939 Kelly’s Combe Down & Monkton Combe

1939 Kelly's Directory for Combe Down

1939 Kelly’s Directory for Combe Down

1939 Kelly's Directory for Monkton Combe

1939 Kelly’s Directory for Monkton Combe

1940 CD - MC PO

1940 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1940 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1940 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1940 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1940 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1940 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1947 CD - MC PO

1947 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1947 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1947 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1947 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1947 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1947 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1950 CD - MC PO

1950 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1950 PO Directory Combe Down

1950 PO Directory Combe Down

1950 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1950 PO Directory Monkton Combe

1950 PO Directory Monkton Combe

1955 CD - MC PO

1955 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1955 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1955 Post Office Directory for Combe Down

1955 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1955 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe

1955 Post Office Directory for Monkton Combe