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Excelsior / Kings Head, 167 Charing Cross road, Soho WC2

This pub was established as the Kings Head by 1759, the address formerly being given as 35 Crown Street. Listed as the Old Kings Head in the 1871 census. It was rebuilt in 1889, by which time the address had become 153 Charing Cross Road, and at this time was renamed the Excelsior - later it is at 167 Charing Cross Road, at the junction with Falconberg court. It is long-closed as a pub and served in its final days as a sex shop, before being demolished in November 2009 to make way for the expansion of Tottenham Court Road. **.

Excelsior, 167 Charing Cross road, Soho - circa 1930s with licensee R H Ead named near the top of the building

Excelsior, 167 Charing Cross road, Soho - circa 1930s with licensee R H Ead named near the top of the building

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Residents at this address.

1811/Thomas Powell, victualler, 35 Crown street, Soho/../../Holdens Directory

1833-34/John Hayden, Kings Head, 35 Crown street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Lewies Garrett, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1841/George Bristow/Publican/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Bristow/../25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Bristow/Dressmaker/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Davies/Barman/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Joyce/Porter/20/Middlesex/Census

1842/George Bristow, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Robsons Directory

1848/John Reilly, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Reilly, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Kellys Directory

1856/David Edwards, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

Morning Advertiser 26 January 1860 - Transfer of Licenses
Kings Head, Crown street, David Edwards to George Royer

July 1861/George Royer/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1861/William Sparkes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1863/Louisa Woodnutt/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1863/James Caddell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Charles Goodchild, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street WC/../../Post Office Directory

October 1869/George Goodchild/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1869/Samuel Southcott/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Edward Ricketts/Publican/23/Worcester, Worcestershire/Census
1871/Martha Thomas/Servant/22/Pembroke, Wales/Census

1875/Charles Stuart Holcombe, Kings Head, 35 Crown Street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

1881/Arthur Bates/Manager Of Public House/22/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Bates/Managers Wife/28/Cawston, Norfolk/Census
1881/Charles Lindston/Barman/21/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

1882/Cole Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Henry Cole/../../../Post Office Directory

The history of Thomas John Sewell, licensee

1890/Thomas John Sewell, Old Kings Head, Charing Cross road WC/../../Post Office Directory

Excelsior, 153 Charing Cross Road :

1899/Richard Henry Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Richard H Ead/Licensed Victualler/40/Devonport/Census
1901/Ellen A Ead/Sister/38/Devonport/Census
1901/Mary E Baker/Barmaid/25/Walthamstow/Census
1901/Annie Canning/Barmaid/23/Newport, Essex/Census
1901/Elizabeth Smith/Barmaid/22/St Lukes, London/Census
1901/Kate Smith/Domestic Servant/24/Chippenham/Census
1901/Florence Gordon/Domestic Servant/34/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Peter Lemerard/Barman/20/Ireland/Census
1901/Thomas Porter/Barman/22/Liverpool/Census
1901/Ike Levey/Barman/24/Chester/Census

1910/Richard Henry Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Richard Henry Ead/Licensed Victualler (Proprietor)/50/Devon/Census
1911/Ellen Ann Ead/Sister/48/Devon/Census
1911/Nellie Carry/Cook/34/Ireland/Census
1911/Florence Amelia Sills/Housemaid/23/Stratford/Census
1911/Rosena Fowle/Barmaid/27/London/Census
1911/Isabel Alice Gooze/Barmaid/22/London/Census
1911/Clara Agnes Staples/Barmaid/19/../Census
1911/Thomas Aldred Rolfe/Barman/28/Kent/Census
1911/Harry Wheeler/Barman/21/Maidenhead/Census
1911/Robert Hood/Barman/28/Suffolk/Census

1915/Richard Henry Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Richard Hy Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1925/Richard Hy Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

Excelsior, 167 Charing Cross Road :

1930/Richard Hy Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Richard Hy Ead/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/H H Finch Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/H H Finch Ltd, Excelsior, 167 Charing Cross road WC2/../../Post Office Directory

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