Exmouth Arms, 9 Exmouth street, Stepney E1

Mile End Pubs history

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The address in 1856 and earlier was at 24 Exmouth Street, before road renumbering. In 1974 the pub had been renamed 'Hollands' - the address by then had become Brayford Square. Unfortunately it was badly damaged by fire in 1997 and never re-opened as a pub. The building is now in residential use. **

John Holland - Wine & Spirit Merchant, at 9 Exmouth Street - circa 1906

John Holland - Wine & Spirit Merchant, at 9 Exmouth Street - circa 1906

Kindly provided by Don Hudson

Hollands, 9 Exmouth Street - in 1966

Hollands, 9 Exmouth Street - in 1966

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Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in 1986

Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in 1986

"From the Archives of East London & City CAMRA"

Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in December 2006

Exmouth Arms / Hollands, Exmouth Street - in December 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1824/John Cutmore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1833/Paul John Reynolds / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1833-34/Edw Creasy, Exmouth Arms, 24 Exmouth Street, Commercial road/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Wm Grist/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1842/Wm. Grist/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1844/Geo N Edwards/../../../Thompsons Directory **

1851/Henry Mowlam/../../../Kellys Directory

July 1854/Thomas Kemp/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1854/Sarah Young/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

January 1855/Sarah Young/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

January 1855/Edward Mence/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Edward Mence/../../../Post Office Directory

19th November 1860/Hugh Cotter/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th November 1860/John Fortnam Hayes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

November 1863/John Fortman Haynes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1863/George William Collins/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

September 1864/George William Collins/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1864/James How/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

17th March 1866/James Howe/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

17th March 1866/Daniel M Hunter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1867/Daniel Hunter / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1869/Daniel Murchie Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Daniel M Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory **

In the 1871 census, Daniel M HUNTER is shown living at and the current licensee of ‘The Bell’, 274 Wandsworth Road, Clapham. Whilst William BURT (and family) is in Devon in the 1871 census, being the current licensee of ‘The Exmouth Arms’ (same name) at 63 Union Street , Devonport. ***

My 2 x great grandfather was Thomas Twine (b Arundel 1818) who in 1871 was living at 9 Exmouth Street, Mile End Old Town with his wife Sarah (publican's wife) and their daughter. Thomas is described as a publican and having looked carefully through the census I decided that he must have been the publican of the Exmouth Arms. I don't think Thomas Twine was publican for very long. He dies (a 'gentleman' aged 61 in 1879) leaving a modest sum. *+

20 November 1870/Daniel Murchie Hunter/Outgoing licensee/../../Era *+

20 November 1870/Thomas Twine/Incoming licensee/../../Era *+

1871/Thomas Twine/Publican/53/Sussex/Census  *+
1871/Sarah Twine/Wife/53/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jane Twine/Daughter/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

March 1872/Thomas Twine/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1872/George Allen Sanderson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1873/George Sanderson / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1873/Harriett Sanderson / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1874/George Sanderson/../../../Post Office Directory **

1874/G A Sanderson/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

20th May 1876/George Allen Sanderson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

20th May 1876/Harriett Weatherhead/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

18th August 1877/Harriett Weatherhead/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

18th August 1877/Charles C Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1878/C C Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1878/H Holland/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/Henry Holland, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/Lydia Mary Holland, widow and executrix of Henry Holland/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/William Burt/Licensed Victualler/55/St Veep, Cornwall/Census
1881/Eliza Burt/Wife/34/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Maude Burt/Daughter/10/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Frank Burt/Son/7/Kilburn, London, Middlesex/Census

1884/George Thomas/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Emms/../../../Post Office Directory

The Holland family took over from Henry EMMS around 1889-1890 to around 1928. The Trade Directories are notoriously a year or two out of date. I understand from Mrs HOLLAND, widow of last HOLLAND owner, that they sold the pub as a going concern to Youngs but it didn’t prove a profitable investment for them. Apparently, at one time it had a preservation order on it being one of the last few surviving London pubs with its original Victorian interior decor. ***

John P Holland, Licensee of the Exmouth Arms

John P Holland, Licensee of the Exmouth Arms

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1891/John Holland/Licensed Victualler/30/Buxton, Surrey/Census ***
1891/Rose Holland/Wife/28/Sussex/Census
1891/John Holland/Son/2/Mile End O T, London/Census
1891/Frank Holland/Son/5 months/Mile End O T, London/Census
1891/Jane Holland/Sister, Barmaid/24/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1891/William Holland/Brother, Waiter/34/Sussex/Census
1891/Ellen Coates/Domestic Servant/18/Mile End O T, London/Census

1895/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1901 census, John Partridge Holland’s father, William Reuben HOLLAND, was at 740 Old Ford Road, Stratford Bow where he is listed as a beer retailer. I don’t think he ever had a direct involvement with ‘Hollands’. ***

1901/John P Holland/Licensed Victualler/40/Brixton/Census *
1901/Rose Alice Holland/Wife/38/Ashburnham, Sussex/Census
1901/John Wm Holland/Son/12/Stepney/Census
1901/Frances Brown/Barmaid/21/Stepney/Census
1901/Isab Wiggins/House Maid/29/Stepney/Census
1901/Bertha Wiggins/Cook/24/Stepney/Census

John Holland's sister Hester married Walter Benjamin Groves in 1903. Hester and John's father William Reuben Holland is the William Holland visiting Walter and Helen at The Crown, Commercial Road at the time of the 1911 census. William died later that year from septicaemia. *

At the time of Walter and Hester's marriage Walter was managing the 'George Peabody' 146 High Street, Shadwell.
Walter's first wife, Alice May Harrison died at the George Peabody' in 1901. Their only surviving child was Alfred b 1896. Alfred went on to manage The White Horse at Hampstead which is where his father Walter B Groves died in February 1923. Prior to his death Walter had been managing 'The Kings Arms' by the Lion gate at Hampton Court.
About 1930 Walter's daughter, Lilian and her husband took over at the White Horse and remained there until after the war. They then bought, I think, The Beehive at Richmond and later moved to "The Rose of Lea" at Lea Green. *

1904/John Holland/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 9, Exmouth Street, Stepney, Mile End Old Town
John Holland, Licensed Victualler, aged 60 years 7 months and born in London
Rose Alice Holland, Wife, Assistant In The Business, aged 58 years 7 months and born in Brightling, Sussex
John William Holland, Son, Chemist, aged 32 years 6 months and born in London
Emily Mabel Holland, Daughter, Barmaid, John Holland, aged 25 years 4 months and born in London
Ry Lionel Holland, Son, Engineer, Staines & Co, aged 20 years 1 month and born in London
Hetty Mulleeks, Barmaid, John Holland, aged 23 years 5 months and born in London
Mrs Royce, Cook, John Holland, aged 42 years 11 months and born in London

1923/John Partridge Holland/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Mrs Maud Edith Holland/../../../Kelly's

1944/Mrs Maud Edith Holland/../../../Post Office Directory

1974/John Holland/../../../.. **

1983/../Hollands: Brayford Square. (ex 9 Exmouth Street ) E1 : Free House. Pub has been in the Holland family hands since the nineteenth century. /../../Pub Directory

1991/../Hollands: Brayford Square (ex 9 Exmouth Street) E1 : A Grade II Listed Building because of 'Original interior with boarded ceiling, pine panelling and settles. Engraved and painted glasswork. Elaborate fireplaces and overmantles. Listed for Interior'. Treasure house of Victoriania, breweriania and old photos and press cuttings. In the hands of the Holland family since the 19th century. Rumour has it that Youngs may buy it. /../../Pub Directory

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Don Hudson

*+ Provided By Angie Smith

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Ron Ely


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