Grove Tavern, 522 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, Camberwell SE22

Camberwell pubs history index

At Bews Corner, Lordship Lane in 1865, 1872 and 1878; a bit of earlier background. The pub is on the site of the 'Green Man' which lasted from 1704-92 - it was here that the famous 'Dulwich waters' were discovered by the landlord William Cox in 1741. The pub closed around 1792 - the property was used as a house by Lord Thurlow and later as a school, Dr Glennie's Academy - where Lord Byron received some of his early education. The building was pulled down in 1825 and the site used as a pleasure ground with a small beer house called 'Bew's Corner' - the first landlord of the Grove Tavern was James Owen, the grandson of 'Old Mother Bew' who ran 'Bew's Corner'. For more info see 'The Pubs of Dulwich & Herne Hill' published by the Dulwich & Herne Hill Societes last year. *

The pub is now closed (2018) and not likely to re-open in its current form. *

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Grove Tavern, Lordship Lane and Dulwich common, Dulwich - circa 1900

Grove Tavern, Lordship Lane and Dulwich common, Dulwich - circa 1900

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Dulwich Estate Minutes 1/02/1862: Approved the building lease for Messrs Courage of the Anchor Brewery, Horsley Down � 84 years from Michaelmas next, to take the corner plot at Bew�s Corner, between the large pond there and Dulwich Common Road and Lordship Lane, at a ground rent of �40 per annum, upon which a tavern is to be built, at a cost of not less than �1200 exclusive of stabling and out offices � and they will also have a lease to take an additional 200 feet of frontage on Lordship Lane and build thereon tow pairs of semi-detached houses at a cots of not less than �1000 the pair, rent �40 a year, at the rate of 4s per foot. The Governors on their part undertake to assist Messrs Courage in obtaining a licence, and agree not to grant leave for any other tavern or public house to be built on their property within � of a mile. *

Morning Advertiser 19/03/1863: Newington Licensing: Grove Tavern, Bell Corner, Dulwich - James Thomas Owen, in his petition, stated that his house was a large and commodious one; a great deal of building was being carried on in the neighbourhood: no other licences house would be allowed near this one, and there was no opposition. licence granted

1865/Mr James T Owen, Grove Tavern, Bews corner, Dulwich /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1871/Henry Willson/Licensed victualler/37/St Marylebone/Census *
1871/Fanny Willson/Wife/39/Kent Chislehurst/Census
1871/Eliza F Willson/Daughter/7/St Marylebone/Census
1871/Eliza J Burden/Barmaid/19/St James/Census
1871/Charles Osmond/Draper�s assistant/26/Oxford St W/Census
1871/David English/Ostler/40/Somerset Puttymore/Census
1871/Mary Goslin/General servant/23/Essex Southminster/Census
1871/Walter Radley/Potman/21/ Cambridge Chateris/Census

January 1872/William Thomas Stannard /Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1872/William Thomas Stannard and Thomas Sands/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1878/A W Crow/../../../../Surrey  Directory

1881/Alfred W Crow/Licensed Victualler/36/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Crow/Wife/35/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/William G Crow/Son/7/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred J Limomus/Cellarman/18/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Martha Ord/Barmaid/19/Hertford, Hertford/Census
1881/Ada Warr/Barmaid/21/Fenny Stratford, Buckingham/Census
1881/Mary Hickey/Housemaid/18/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Bridget Dwyer/Kitchenmaid/17/Dublin, Ireland/Census
1881/Henry Groom/Potman/33/Holborn, Middlesex/Census

1891/Alfred William Crow/../../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred William Crow/Licensed Victualler/47/London Westminster/Census *
1891/Elizabeth A Crow/Wife & licensed victualler�s assistant/32/London Bermondsey/Census
1891/John A Crow/Son & licensed victualler�s assistant/21/London Pimlico/Census
1891/Bessie E Crow/Daughter & licensed victualler�s assistant/18/London Pimlico/Census
1891/Nelson S Crow/Son & licensed victualler�s assistant /17/London Pimlico/Census
1891/Emma Clarke/General domestic servant/24/Great Linball/Census
1891/Elizabeth Clarke/Nurse/14/Not known/Census
1891/Henry Wicken/Potman/52/London Dulwich/Census
1891/William G Crow/Son/1/Hampshire Southsea/Census

1896/W H Fruen/../../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George Asser/Licensed victualler/36/London Camberwell/Census *
1901/Florence A Asser/Wife/28/ London Camberwell/Census
1901/Blanche Asser/Son/5/Sussex Hastings/Census
1901/Leslie E Asser/Son/4/../Census
1901/Beatrice Short/Barmaid/ 24/London/Census
1901/Florence Fryer/Barman/22/London/Census

1904/Wm H Fruen/../../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frank Edward Fells/../../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frank Edward Fells/Licensed Victualler/35/London Bermondsey/Census *
1911/Catherine Bowden Fells/Wife/27/London Peckham/Census
1911/Constance Ethel Peronie/Barmaid/21/London Peckham/Census
1911/Ethel Ruby Hobden/Barmaid 17/London Peckham/Census
1911/Edward Richard Francis/Barman/26/London Battersea/Census
1911/Arthur Charles Rogers/Waiter/30/London Lambeth/Census
1911/Arthur John Pritchard/Page/19/Australia Brisbane Queensland/Census
1911/Eliza Jane Dyer/Cook/31/London Kennington/Census
1911/Evelyn Arch/ Housemaid/29/Suffolk/Census
1911/Annie Hedger/Nurse/21/Kent Bromley/Census
1911/Mary Katharine Bowden Fells/Daughter/3 months/London Dulwich/Census

1919/Frank Edward Fells/../../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Arthur Dickson Mitchell/../../../../Post Office Directory

1944/James Ainsworth/../../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Ian McInnes

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