Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, London SW1

St George Hanover Square pub history index

Built in 1850, and is now closed and in residential use ***

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George Hanover Square -  London; and includes such areas of London as Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Pimlico.

Denbigh Arms, Denbigh Place - from the son of Landlord Thomas John William Terry (1925 -1926)

Denbigh Arms, Denbigh Place - from the son of Landlord Thomas John William Terry (1925 -1926)

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, SW1 - in July 2007

Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, SW1 - in July 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Denbigh Place, Pimlico, City of Westminster, London SW1 - in 2012

Denbigh Place, Pimlico, City of Westminster, London SW1 - in 2012

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Residents at this address.

1856/John Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1862/G W Hammond/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1862/James Beagle/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

November 1862/Richard Edwards/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

1869/George William Welfear/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/George W Welfear/Wine & Spirit Merchant/41/East Peckham, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth A Welfear/Wife/42/Windsor, Berkshire/Census
1881/Sarah Tinworth/Barmaid/40/Thripton, Cambridge/Census
1881/Alice C Hickley/Barmaid/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada Dengate/General Servant/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Buck/Housemaid/16/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/George William Welfear/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George William Welfear/../../../Post Office Directory

John Goacher, wife Alice Jane and daughters (born 1886 and 1890) were residing here from 1888 until at least 1897; as shown on the 1891 census and London Electoral Registers. **

27th April 1886, baptised is Ethel Amelia, daughter of John and Alice Jane Goacher, 3 Denbigh place, born 5th Feb 1886. John is a wine merchant. **

3 Denbigh place **
1891/John Goacher/Licensed Victuallers Manager/36/St James, London/Census
1891/Alice J Goacher/Wife/33/St George Hanover Square, London/Census
1891/Ethel A Goacher/Daughter/5/St George Hanover Square, London/Census
1891/Mabel J Goacher/Daughter/2/St George Hanover Square, London/Census
1891/Betsy Annis/Visotor, Drapers Assistant/33/Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire/Census
1891/Sarah Tinworth/Barmaid/50/Cambridgeshire/Census
1891/Mary A Haynes/Barmaid/21/Chatham, Kent/Census
1891/Sarah E Clarke/Servant/26/India, British subject/Census
1891/Bertha Sellars/Nursemaid/17/Westminster, London/Census

1895/George William Welfear/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Benjamin Green & Sons/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Thomas H Roughton/Potman/35/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Madeline Ratcliffe/Housekeeper/26/Brentwood, essex/Census
1901/Emily Hawkins/Barmaid/23/Marlbro, Wiltshire/Census
1901/Alice M Dival/Barmaid/25/Glyndebourne, Sussex/Census
1901/Elizabeth Joyce/Cook/29/Ham, Surrey/Census
1901/Charles Heron/Publican/32/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census

1910/Mrs Elizabeth Bidmead/../../../Post Office Directory

Abraham Heys and family were earlier at the Beaulah Spa Tavern, Beaulah Hill, Croydon in the 1901 census.
In 1911 census at 3 Denbigh place, Belgravia
Abraham Heys, Licensed Victualler, aged 51, born in Dalton, Barrow in Furness
Ellen Elizabeth Heys, Wife, aged 48, born in Ryde, Isle of Wight
Ellen Robino Heys, Daughter, Manageess, aged 21, born in Battersea
Francis Leopold Carthew, Adopted Son, Manager, aged 32, born in Ilfracombe, Devon
William James John Beagley, Barman and Potman, aged 22, born in London

1914/Abraham Heys/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Abraham Heys/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Abraham Heys/../../../Post Office Directory

1925, Abraham Heys, Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, SW1

Thomas John William Terry was the licensee at the "Green Man",  Halliday Walk (later Mildmay Street) in 1915-1917. He also had the "Carlton Tavern", which he took over in 1918. He was the licensee at "Foresters Arms" Loughton in 1918 (where his first wife Elsie died). Then he was the licensee at the "Gower Arms" Store Street in 1923, and the licensee in 1925 - 1926 at the Denbigh Arms, Denbigh Place, with his second wife Florence Ellen. When Thomas John William Terry died in 1930 (aged 41), the probate shows him at the "Beaumont Arms" Uxbridge Road. I am not sure whether his second wife Florence Ellen continued there.  He was my Grandmother Carnaby's Brother. *

1927/Thomas John William Terry/../../../Post Office Directory

I am currently researching Roland Henry Kemp (for a website on British animation) and can add the information that his father, James Kemp, formerly a bicycle maker and repairer In Woodford, Essex, became the licencee of Denbigh Arms about 1927-1928. *+
He lived there with his wife Florence, sons Roland and Archibald and daughter Ivy. Archibald, who preferred to use his second name, James, was also a licencee, although I don't know if this was jointly, or whether his father handed over to him.
In the 1939 Register James Archibald and his wife Denise are down as licenced victualler managers, and James and Florence have moved to Ruislip, where James is still a publican. Ivy has married Claude Lusty, anothen publican, and is living in the Magdala Tavern, Hampstead, but Roland is still living over the Denbigh Arms.
After the War Roland is living over the Magdala, implying that James and Denise are no longer at the Denbigh Arms. (They eventually retired to Torbay.)

Roland H Kemp worked for the National Film Corporation (a grandiose name for a company that made advertising films for national distribution) as a production manager and director, but an item in the Cine-Technician (the ACT film union magazine) dated Sept/Oct 1938 revealed an interesting hobby: *+
"Working in an ultra modern studio fitted in the large rooms above a Victoria "pub," film technician Roland Kemp works day and night extending his sound library of hand-drawn sound effects.
Already he has over two hundred tracks completed; these range from organs, voices, steam jets, hooters, bubbles, to those strange noises so dear to the heart of the film cartoonist. In obtaining these very attractive tracks, which I had the pleasure of hearing, Mr. Kemp told me he has used as many as eight exposures, each one representing some particular sound or instrument. The results give a very fuli-bodied sound effect.
Working on a cartoon bench, he uses one picture technique, photographing by means of a Moy dowel pin camera, electrically operated and containing many improvements of his own invention.
The frame line has been a great drawback to the commercialisation of the process, but this has now been overcome. Sound effects can be filmed by this process in any tempo or key.
Some of the hand-drawn tracks have been used in the General Motors' film publicising independent springing, to illustrate the fact that sound is vibration.
Roland Kemp has promised the "Cine-Technician" he will write an article dealing fully with this very interesting subject."

1929, James Kemp, Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, SW1

1932, James Kemp, Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, SW1

September 30th 1935 is the marriage of Archibald James Kemp, Licensed Victualler, aged 30, of 3 Denbigh place SW1 and Ray Hailey, aged 25, Dancer and Widow, of 9 Arundel road, Newtown, Great Yarmouth; at St Gabriels, Pimlico.
Fathers are James Kemp, Licensed Victualler and John Westcott, Retired.

1938/Jas & Jas Archibald Kemp/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at 3 Denbigh place are
James A Kemp, Licensed Victuallers Manager, born 9th May 1903
Denise H Kemp, Licensed Victuallers Manageress, born 31st Oct 1916
Roland H Kemp, Educational & Propaganda Film Producer & Director, born 2 June 1899
Archibald Ford, Barman, born 26 Dec 1912
Henry Prangnell, Barman, born 30 Aug 1917
Florence Day, Cook, born 21st Aug 1884 & crossed out
Cecil S Parr, Bank Clerk, born 20th Feb 1903
[The 1939 City of Westminster electoral directory lists an Ray Kemp rather than Denise listed in 1938.]
1940/James & James Archibald Kemp, Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, SW1

1942, James Snuff, Denbigh Arms, 3 Denbigh Place, Pimlico, SW1

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*** Provided By Stephen Harris

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