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Good Intent, Southend Road, South Hornchurch RM12 5NU

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"The Good Intent on South End Road was described in 1818 as ‘a beerhouse near the farm called Algores’. It began in part of a cottage, one of a row of three, and with its signboard on a post outside preserved this rustic appearance into this century. It is said that John Pamment, who was the occupier in 1851, chose the beerhouse name because of his wish to give cheer to the neighbourhood.. George Oliver was the occupier throughout the 1860s, 70s and 80s and the establishment was bought by the Old Hornchurch Brewery in 1910. It was sold to Mann and Crossman in 1925, along with other brewery properties. The former beerhouse was rebuilt by its new owners in 1927 and later became the hostelry we now know, with its long frontage suggesting the site of the three cottages. Formerly frequented by farm workers, over many years of this century airmen and other staff from the airfield built alongside and behind the premises frequented its saloon and very small, dingy public bar. Officially airmen were not allowed off camp but the pub, close to the main gate, was conveniently considered to be in bounds, so much so that Maintenance Flight made it their headquarters when off duty. However, in 1941 during World War Two the addition of a new runway led to the closure of South End Road and with it the Good Intent which was turned into a NAAFI for the rest of the war. Recent renovations however have removed many of the photographs and memorabilia which provided a link to its past." The History of the Public Houses in the Parish of Hornchurch - Tony Benton

The Old Good Intent in south Hornchurch

Good Intent

The Old Good Intent in south Hornchurch

Both kindly provided by Kim Pamment

See "The Good Intent Sale Poster in 1910"

Good Intent, Southend Road, South Hornchurch 2004

Good Intent, Southend Road, South Hornchurch 2004 - December 2004

Residents at this address

1851/John Pamment/Farm Labourer/36/Rainham, Essex/Census
1851/Margaret Pamment/Wife/30/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1851/Sarah Pamment/Daughter/8/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1851/James Pamment/Son/4/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1851/Mary Ann Pamment/Daughter/1/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

1861/George Oliver/Agricultural Labourer/40/not known/Census
1861/Margaret Oliver/Wife/43/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/James Pamment/Wifes Son/14/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Mary Pamment/Daughter/11/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Thomas Pamment/Son/8/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Philip A Pamment/Son/7/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Robert Pamment/Son/5/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

1871/George Oliver/Beer Shop Keeper/51/Hornchurch, Essex/Census *
1871/Margaret Oliver/Wife, Agricultural Labourer/53/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1871/James Oliver/Son, Agricultural Labourer/29/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1871/Mary Oliver/Daughter/21/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1871/Philip Oliver/Son, Agricultural Labourer/17/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1871/Robert Oliver/Son, Agricultural Labourer/14/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1871/William Oliver/Son/9/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

30/08/1872/George Oliver/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1878/George Olliver/../../../Kelly's

1881/George Oliver/Agricultural Labourer/61/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1881/Margaret Oliver/Wife/63/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah Pamment/Daughter, Housekeeper/38/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1881/James Pamment/Son, Agricultural Labourer/34/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1881/Mary Pamment/Daughter/30/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1881/Robert Pamment/Son, Agricultural Labourer/24/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1881/William Oliver/Son, Agricultural Labourer/20/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

1882/George Oliver/../../../Kelly's

1886/George Oliver/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1890/George Oliver/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1891/George Oliver/Beerhouse Keeper/70/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1891/Margaret Oliver/Wife/73/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/William G. Oliver/Son, Agricultural Labourer/26/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/Sarah A. Pamment/Stepdaughter/48/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/James Pamment/Stepson, Agricultural Labourer/48/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/Mary Pamment/Stepdaughter/41/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/Robert Pamment/Stepson, Agricultural Labourer/34/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

1895/George Oliver/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/George Oliver/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1901/Sarah A. Pamment/Beer Retailer/58/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1901/James Pamment/Brother, General Labourer on Farm/53/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1901/Mary Pamment/Sister/51/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1901/Robert Pamment/Brother, General Labourer on Farm/44/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1901/William G Oliver/Step Brother/39/Hornchurch, Essex/Census

1902/Miss Louisa Pamment/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1906/Miss Louisa Pamment/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

Essex Times 10 August 1910
The license of the Good Intent beerhouse, South Hornchurch was temporarily transferred from Miss Margaret Susannah Pamment to William Simon Knight

1911/William Simon Knight/Beer House Keeper/48/South Hornchurch, Essex/Census *
1911/Mary Ann Knight/Wife/47/South Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1911/George Knight/Son, Flooder on Sewage Farm/19/South Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1911/Albert Knight/Son/14/South Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1911/Elsie Knight/Daughter/9/South Hornchurch, Essex/Census

Essex Times 13 September 1913
Charles Pamment, labourer, South Hornchurch, was summoned for refusing to quit the Good Intent beerhouse, South Hornchurch; and James Holbrooke was summoned for damaging windows, the property of John A Merrick, the landlord, and also for assaulting Merrick. Holbrooke brought a cross summons against Merrick for assault.
Merrick gave evidence that defendants quarrelled in his house, and refused to leave when asked. While witness was struggling with Pamment, Holbrooke rushed up to him and struck hime with his fist.
The glass was smashed after defendants left the house, five windows being broken. He admitted striking Holbrooke in self defence. Pamment pleaded guilty, and Holbrooke said he only struck complainant afte he was first assaulted; he broke the windows in revenge. Merrick said Holbrooke had apologised, and that he did not wish to press the charge.
Pamment was fined 5 shillings and 4 shillings costs; and Holbrooke 5 shillings, damages 10 shillings and costs 4 shillings for the malicipus damage. The two charges of assault were dismissed.

1914/James Merrick/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1917/John A. Merrick/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

In 1921 census at Good Intent, South Hornchurch, Hornchurch
John A Merrick, Beer Retailer, aged 54 years 11 months, and born in Islington, London, Own Account
Eliza E Merrick, Wife, Beer Retailer Assistant, to John A Merrick, aged 44 years 9 months, and born in Hornchurch, Essex

1922/John A. Merrick/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

Chelmsford Chronicle 01 August 1930
The Late Mr P A Pamment - The death of Mr Philip Argent Pamment, of 1 Orion Cottages, South Hornchurch, took place on Saturday at the age of 76.
Mr Pamment was born at the Good Intent, South Hornchurch, which wa in the occupation of his family for about 100 years. His wife pre-deceased him some 15 years ago.
He leaves two sons and five daughters. The funeral took place at Hornchurch Churchyard yesterday.

1933/Arthur Henry Fletcher/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1937/Arthur Henry Fletcher/../../../Kelly's

Chelmsford Chronicle 04 March 1938
The monopoly value of the new Good Intent, South Hornchurch was agreed at £2,400.

The 1939 electoral register for the Good Intent lists
Arthur H Fletcher, Licensed Victualler, born 16 Jul 1891
Rosa E Fletcher, Domestic Duties, born 07 Mar 1891
Vera R Bunning (Fletcher), Assistant To Parent, born 02 Jun 1916

Note: Premises only named in 1878, 1881, 1882, 1891, 1901, 1911 & 1937



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