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Black Swan Inn, 25 Holborn

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The Ogiby and Morgan map of 1676 lists the address A81 as 006-3. Black Swan Inn, Holborn, A81 Black Swan Inn, Holborn in 1676

Holborn. Marked on Ogilbys map - 006-3. Black Swan Inn, Holborn, A81.

Leather Lane and Holborn in 1682 Morgans Map records 27 Kings Head Inne ; 28 Chequers Inne ; 29 Crown Inne ; Furnivals Inn ; 32 Black Swan Inne ; 39 Belle Inne and 40 Black Bull Inne.

Leather Lane and Holborn in 1682 Morgans Map records 27 Kings Head Inne ; 28 Chequers Inne ; 29 Crown Inne ; Furnivals Inn ; 32 Black Swan Inne ; 39 Belle Inne and 40 Black Bull Inne.

Leather Lane and Holborn in 1746 Rocques Map records from left to right are Furnivals Inn ; Crown Inn ; Chequers Inn ; Bell Inn and Black Bull Inn. On south side are Black Swan Inn and Kings Head Court.

Leather Lane and Holborn in 1746 Rocques Map records from left to right are Furnivals Inn ; Crown Inn ; Chequers Inn ; Bell Inn and Black Bull Inn. On south side are Black Swan Inn and Kings Head Court.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Holborn - St Andrew, London.

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A tradesmans token of 1662 states:
B1395. Obverse. THOMAS . DAY . AT . YE . BLACK = A Swan.
R. SWAN . AT . HOLBORN . BRIDG = HIS HALFE PENY.

Pepys mentions in his diaries:
Pepys refers to it in his diary on the 9th August 1668, when, on Lords Day "Up, and walked to Holborne, where got John Powell’s coach at the Black Swan, .."

“ June the 11th.
“ By the Commissioners for licensing and regulating of Hackney Coaches. “ Ordered that all such Coachmen whose names are not yet entered, and who do really intend to provide horses according to the Act of Parliament, and such convenient Coaches and servants as shall be approved by the Commissioners, and have no other Trade or occupation, shall appear before the Commissioners for that service on Monday, the 16th , at the Black-Swan, in Holbourn, at two in the afternoon, and bring in their Certificates that they have served as Hackney-Coachmen. -— Ja. Read."—Mercurius Public us, No. 23, June 5-12, 1662, p. 365.

Also the listing for the Maitland survey of London, written between 1732 and then in 1756, lists the Black Swan Inn yard, Holborn.

In 1708 : A New View of London by Edward Hatton lists the Black swan inn, on the South side of Holborn near Fetter lane end

John Strype Survey of London in 1720 lists '44 Black Swan Inn' - Farringdon Without Ward.

Looking at later maps, and the general build of this part of Holborn, the entrance appears to be at about 25 Holborn. This equates to a John Anderson and Co, distillers in 1832 and 1842. In 1893-96 map, there is a significant distillery at this site.


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