Cock Tavern, 259 Upper Street, Islington N1

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Listed at 21 Wells Row, the North side of Islington High Street, in 1856 and earlier. The pub and station were opened in 1872. The pub was badly damaged by a V1 on 27th June 1944 and lost most of its top two floors. It was finally demolished in 1956 and the current pub built on the same site. The rest of the station building was demolished during the building of the Victoria Line in the mid 1960s. **

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

The Highbury and Islington station with The Cock Tavern on the left - circa 1900

The Highbury and Islington station with The Cock Tavern on the left - circa 1900

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(Old) Cock Tavern, 259 Upper Street, N1 - 1906

(Old) Cock Tavern, 259 Upper Street, N1 - 1906

(Old) Cock Tavern, 259 Upper Street, N1 - in March 2008

(Old) Cock Tavern, 259 Upper Street, N1 - in March 2008

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Residents at this address.

1805/John Norman, Cock Inn, Wells row, Islington/../../Holdens Directory

1822/Mr Byworth, Cock, Wells row, Islington/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1825/Mr Hillard, Cock, Wells row, Islington/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/W Seymour/../../../Robson's Directory

1833-34/Samuel Friend, Cock, 21 Wells row, Upper street, Islington/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Samuel Friend/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Samuel Friend/../../../Post Office Directory *

1842/Samuel Friend/../../../Robson's Directory *

1848/Simon Wellament/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Charles Richard Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory *

1856/Henry Samuel Friend/../../../Post Office Directory

1865/Mr Henry Samuel Friend, Cock, 265 Upper street, Islington /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

March 1866/William Swainstone & H Friend/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/Henry Samuel Friend/../../../Post Office Directory *

July 1870/executors of Charkes Swanstone/Outgoing Licensee/../../Islington Gazette

July 1870/Henry Samuel Friend/Incoming Licensee/../../Islington Gazette

1881/John Baker/Licensed Victualler/39/South Molton, Hampshire/Census
1881/Emily Baker/Wife/34/Bushey, Dorset/Census
1881/Granville Baker/Son/4/Highbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Baker/Son/3/Highbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Baker/Son/1/Highbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charity Vincent/Sister In Law, Nurse/23/Bushey, Dorset/Census
1881/Mary Spring/Barmaid/21/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Nisbett/Barmaid/20/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Louisa Ireland/Barmaid/17/Lambeth, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Harcourt/Barmaid/22//Census
1881/Caroline Clark/Barmaid/25//Census
1881/Francis Raines/Cook/34/Norfolk/Census
1881/Emma Muirden/Kitchen Maid/20/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Harding/Scullery Maid/16/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Webb/Barmaid/18/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Bacon/Housemaid/21/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1881/Rose Bella May/Laundrymaid/27/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/Joseph Gibson/Barman/31/Devizes, Wiltshire/Census
1881/George Sadler/Billiard Marker/19/Lower Harby, Essex/Census

1882/Richard Baker/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Richard Baker/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Baker Bros Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Baker Bros Lim./../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Thomas Andrews/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Herbert John Moore/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Herbert John Moore/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Glaze Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory ***

In 1921 census at 259, Upper Street, Islington
Melbourne Folkard, Licensed Victualler Manager, Glaze Bros Ltds License Victuallers, aged 30 years 6 months, born in Herringfleet, Suffolk
Nellie Clare Folkard, Wife, Manageress, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 34 years 3 months, born in Margate, Kent
Reginald William Roberts, Son, aged 5 years 9 months,
Frederick Goddard, Bar Cellarman, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 29 years 2 months, born in Chelsea, London
Edith Moore, Barmaid, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 24 years 4 months, born in London
Sophia Davis, Cook, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 33 years 1 month, born in Devonport, Devon
Violet Kichenside, Barmaid, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 32 years 5 months, born in Norton Folgate, London
Kathleen Challen, Barmaid, Glaze Bros Ltd , aged 19 years 5 months, born in Westbourne Park, London
Annie Mannig, Housemaid, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 30 years 5 months, born in Islington, London
William Henry Sandy, Visitor, Clerk, Australian Soap Company D Vemtura (Soap Importer), aged 38 years 6 months, born in Whitstable, Kent
Lily Margaret Cawston, Visitor, Stock Keeper, B Stapley Wholesale Gown Manufacturers, aged 32 years 9 months, born in Shepherds Bush, London

1934/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *

1941/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1944/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *

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*** Provided By Stephen Harris

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