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Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney E8

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This pub was probably present by 1593. It closed in around 2004, and was named Maddigan's at the time of closure. There has been much rebuilding and the pub now looks radically different from the 1997 photo. Although re-opening in 2006, under the name Amp, by September 2007 the pub was once again closed and empty.
It now looks to be under conversion to restaurant use. *** As a bar, Maddigan's, this pub closed in December 2013 after a stabbing and has been converted to restaurant use. *

The pub originally had a large forecourt, Mare street was widened circa 1920 and the pub was now on the pavement. It was damaged in WW2 and lost it's top floor. It has now been restored to three stories and is a pub called Heart Of Hackney. **+

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1920

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1920

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Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1942

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1942

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Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1955

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - circa 1955

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Horse & Groom in 1997, now the Hobsons Choice

Horse & Groom in 1997 (thumbnail) , renamed the Hobsons Choice in 1994

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A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hackney, London.

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street - in September 2006

Horse & Groom, 255 Mare Street - in September 2006

Horse & Groom / Heart of Hackney, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - in 2107

Horse & Groom / Heart of Hackney, 255 Mare Street, Hackney - in 2107

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Residents at this address.

1805, William Purssard, Horse and Groom, Hackney/../../Holdens Directory

1811/M Abrahams, Horse & Groom, Hackney/../../Holdens Directory

1823-24/William Dunn, Horse & Groom, Mare street/../../Pigot's Directory

1826/William Dunn/../../../Pigot's Directory

1826/William Dunn / Victualler /../../Lease documents held by Hackney Archives Department ***

1828/William Parrington / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1828/Frances Wright / Servant / 42 /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1836/William Ruff, Horse and Groom, Mare street/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/John Keyes/../../../Pigot�s Directory ***

1842/Jno. Keyes/../../../Robson�s Directory ***

1844/John Keyes/../../../Thompson�s Directory ***

1849/John Keys / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***
1849/John Thomas Stanley / Nephew / 10 /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1850/John Keyes/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1851/John Keyes/../../../Kelly�s Directory ***

1856/Thomas Hezekiah Burgis/../../../Post Office Directory *+

March 1856/Selina Burgis, from Hezekiah Burgis, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

September 1857/Harper Roads/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1857/Michael Carins Jewitt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Era 2 October 1859 - Transfer of Licenses
Horse and Groom, Church street, Michael Cairns Jewett to Joseph Rogers

May 1862/Frederick Viner/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

May 1862/Eleanor Rogers/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1863/Eleanor Rogers/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1863/Anthony Morris/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1864/Anthony Morris yielded up possession/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1864/George James Wallis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

September 1864/George Wallis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1864/Charles John Bishop/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

March 1865/Charles John Bishop/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1865/John Boyd/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1866/John Boyd/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

1871/Andrew C Duggan/Licensed Victualler - Horse & Groom/32/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eliza A Duggan/Wife/23/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Bessie M Duggan/Daughter/2 months/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Barnes/Potman/20/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1871/Susannah Shore/Domestic Servant/27/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census

1872/A C Duggan/../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory ***

19th July 1873/Andrew Charles Duggan/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th July 1873/Arthur Edward Rider/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1874/Arthur E Rider/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

October 1874/Arthur Edward Rider/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1874/James William Goodhew/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1875/James William Goodhew/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1875/William Aylesbury Bull/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1878/William Aylesbury Bull/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

August 1879/William Aylesbury Bull/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1879/John North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/John North/Licensed Victualler/45/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia North/Wife/35/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Amelia North/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/John William North/Son/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Mary Ann North/Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Walter North/Son/11/City Of London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa North/Daughter/9/City Of London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert James North/Son/2/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Matilda Emma Chubb/General Servant/14/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census

1889/Jane Caroline Egan/255 Mare street/../../Electoral Register

1891/John Jack Holsten/Licensed Victualler/47/Hanover, Naturalised British subject/Census
1891/Maria R Holsten/Wife/31/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Peter Holsten/Nephew/15/Hanover/Census
1891/John F Witzen/Brother in Law, Assistant/23/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Nellie Lidymontt/Waitress/21/Islington, London/Census
1891/Emily Piper/Domestic Servant/19/Limehouse, London/Census

1896/Edward Thomas Ginder/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Alex Lulham Lashmar & Co/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/William Alex. Lulham Lashmar & Co./../../../P.O. Directory ***

1901/William Lashmar/Licensed Victualler/45/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1901/Anne Lashmar/Wife/48/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1901/Thomas Lashmar/Son, Sign Writer/18/London/Census
1901/Percy Lashmar/Son/16/London/Census
1901/Amy Lashmar/Daughter/12/London/Census
1901/Florence Lashmar/Daughter/10/London/Census
1901/Richard Wilkie/Billiard Marker, Widow/47/London/Census
1901/James Viles/Barman/25/London/Census
1901/William Moore/Potman/23/London/Census
1901/William Franklin/Potman Assistant/18/London/Census
1901/Mary Coles/Cook, Widow/49/Dudley, Staffordshire/Census
1901/Cecelia Dennis/Barmaid/21/Wales/Census
1901/Georgina Watts/Barmaid/19/London/Census

1904/William Alex. Lulham Lashmar & Co./../../../P.O. Directory ***

1910/Mrs Ada Emily Beech/../../../Post Office Directory

1912-13/Jack Hyam Myers/../../../Hackney & Homerton Street Directory **

1915/Hyam Myers/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Hyam Myers/../../../Post Office Directory

1924/Hyam Myers/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1934/Frank Rosher/../../../Kelly's

1938/Frank Rosher/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Frank Rosher/../../../Post Office Directory

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