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Swan / St Stephens, 10 Bridge Street / Cannon Row, St Margaret, Westminster

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The List of Masonic Lodges of 1740 - 1755 note that a masonic lodge met at the Swan, Westminster Bridge with a constitution date of May 13th 1754 .

The pub was established by 1750 as the Swan Hotel . It originally stood next to the river, and the address was 1 Bridge Street in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses. Newspaper references up to about 1845 mostly give the address as “Westminster Bridge”, and refer to the hotel by its proprietor’s name (e.g. “Ireson’s Hotel” in 1802). It was demolished in 1868 to build Westminster Station on the Metropolitan and District Railway, and the license transferred to the present site, on the corner of Bridge Street and Cannon Row, with its address varying between 10 Bridge Street (1871 and 1881 Censuses) and 10 Cannon Row. In 1886 it was re-built and re-named the St Stephen's Tavern. By 1924 the pub was expanded to incorporate the former Queen's Head, which had also stood in Cannon Row. The Queen's Head was apparently also known as Lucas's. St Stephens was closed in the late 1980s and re-opened in 2003.
My picture was taken in November 2007 with the former Swan part of the St Stephen's Tavern visible at the street corner and the former Queen's Head part visible in yellow brick to the rear. ** / ***

Bridge street and King street, Westminster in 1746

Bridge street and King street, Westminster in 1746  - see Rocques map

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

Westminster Hotel, 1 Bridge Court, St Margaret, Westminster & Swan / St Stephens, 10 Bridge Street

Westminster Hotel, 1 Bridge Court, St Margaret, Westminster & Swan / St Stephens, 10 Bridge Street

An mid 1860s photo of The Westminster Hotel & Tavern, Bridge Court and the Swan, Bridge street, Westminster. The photographer is standing on Westminster Bridge (opened 1862) looking towards what is now Portcullis House. The white wall in front of the Westminster was removed when the Victoria Embankment was completed in 1870.

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

St Stephen's Tavern, 10 Cannon Row, SW1 - in November 2007

St Stephen's Tavern, 10 Cannon Row, SW1 - in November 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1750-53/James Best/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1793-1801/John Ireson/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

15th Aug 1802. A small ad in The Morning Post and Gazetteer gives as a forwarding address: “J.B. Esq. Ireson’s Hotel, Westminster Bridge” ***

29th Oct 1807. Mr. Woodron of the Swan Hotel, Westminster Bridge laid a charge of pick-pocketing against John Booker. Unclear whether Mr Woodron was a member of staff or a guest. ***

1811/Francis Dunn, Swan tavern & hotel, Westminster bridge/../../Holdens Directory

1812-14/Francis Dunn/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

Feb 13th 1813. Among the fashionable arrivals in town listed by The Morning Post was Robert Hurst, Esq. M.P. at Dunn’s Hotel, Westminster Bridge. Similar fashionable guests were recorded by The Morning Chronicle in 1815 and 1819, also at Dunn’s hotel, Westminster Bridge.

1830-57/Daniel Ginger/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

25th Jan 1833/Mr Ginger/../../../ The Morning Post (victim of robbery) ***

1841/Daniel Ginger/Hotel Proprietor/35/outside Middlesex/Census ***
1841/Esther Ginger/../40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Ginger/Female Servant/25/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Henry Jones/Male Servant/30/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/William Mobbs/Male Servant/20/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Bland/Female Servant/26/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Emmet/Female Servant/26/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Watt/Lieut./45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Grimsditch/../45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/William Nolling/45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Hayley/../45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Major Hill/../40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Mrs Hill/../35/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Owen Edwards/../40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Mrs Edwards/../30/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Will Reynolds/Male Servant/25/ outside Middlesex/Census

1843/Ginger Daniel, Family Hotel, 1 Bridge street, Westminster /../../Kellys Directory

1851/Daniel Ginger/Hotel Keeper/51/Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire/Census ***
1851/Mary Ginger/Niece and Housekeeper/39/Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/Mary Dean/Barmaid/17/Lambeth Surrey/Census
1851/Henry James Lewis/Waiter/32/London/Census
1851/William H Cogens/Porter/21/Harwich/Census
1851/Sarah Hannart/Housemaid/41/Norfolk/Census
1851/Mary Ann Carter/Cook/24/London/Census
1851/Elizabeth Pickles/60/Bar Keeper/Essex/Census
1851/Caroline Bristow/Barmaid/20/London/Census
1851/William Bourne/Barman/20/London/Census
1851/Mary Wiggins/Assistant/62/Essex/Census
1851/Richard Yates Cummings/Visitor/46/Plymouth/Census
1851/Harland John de Carteret/Visitor/18/Jersey/Census

There a number of newspaper references to “Ginger’s Hotel, Westminster Bridge” between 1840 and 1846. The most interesting, however, are a whole spate of references in February 1858 to a Mr Thomas Allsop, an engineer who designed the explosive device used in the attempted assassination of the French Emperor, and who lodged there. ***

1858-66/Robert Cooper/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1861/Robert Cooper/Tavern Keeper/53/Bath Somerset/Census ***
1861/Mary A Cooper/Wife/51/Weymouth Dorset/Census
1861/Louisa A Cooper/Daughter/17/Warminster Wiltshire/Census
1861/Emily L Cooper/Daughter/15/Warminster Wiltshire/Census
1861/Haines H Cooper/Son/14/Bath Somerset/Census
1861/Albert E Cooper/Son/13/Bath Somerset/Census
1861/Frank Cooper/Visitor/37/Bath Somerset/Census
1861/Frances B Wilkinson/Visitor/9/Bath Somerset/Census
1861/Mary Gamp/Barmaid/35/Lingfield Surrey/Census
1861/Sophia Gamp/Barmaid/31/Lingfield Surrey/Census
1861/Charlotte Lyons/Cook/33/Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann E Gyrlon/House Maid/20/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1861/Caroline Woodfinch/House Maid/20/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1861/Samuel Darwell/Waiter/21/Old Sarum Wiltshire/Census
1861/George Geaton/Porter/18/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1861/William Skilton/Potman/18/Blackheath Hertfordshire/Census

7th Aug 1866/License transfer from Robert Cooper to Henry James Champness/../../../ The Era ***

1867-97/Henry James Champness/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

3rd Nov 1868/Henry James Champness/../../../ The Era (House demolished for Metropolitan Railway; asked to transfer License to 10 Cannon Row – granted.) ***

1871/Henry J Champness/Licensed Victualler/32/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Emma M Champness/Wife/33/Nazing, Essex/Census
1871/Herbert H Champness/Son/5/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/Florence J Champness/Daughter/2/Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry H Champness/Son/1 month/Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Page/Sister, Barmaid/27/Nazing, Essex/Census
1871/Annie E Burgess/Niece, Barmaid/17/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizth M B Bolton/Barmaid/19/St Aldatis, Oxford/Census
1871/Sarah A Underwood/Housemaid/26/BNraybrook, Northampton/Census
1871/Susanna Clark/Scullerymaid/19/Southampton, Hants/Census
1871/Elizth Cleverdon/Nursemaid/14/Bayswater, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Green/Potman/16/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census

1881/Henry J Champness/Licensed Victualler/43/Cheshunt, Hertford/Census
1881/Emma M Champness/Wife/44/Nazing, Essex/Census
1881/Ellen E M Champness/Daughter/13/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence M Champness/Daughter/12/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma M Champness/Daughter/7/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Page/Sister In Law, Assistant/37/Nazing, Essex/Census
1881/Benjamin Murphy/Accountant (Clerk)/62/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Aslia/Barmaid/32/Hampstead Bury, Hertford/Census
1881/Louisa Ruwill/Barmaid/22/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Louisa H Anning/Barmaid/22/Axminster, Devon/Census
1881/Alma Hawkins/Barmaid/21/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1881/Sarah E Baldwin/Housemaid/17/Hertford, Hertford/Census
1881/Annie Vai/Cook/24/Brandon, Suffolk/Census

1882/Henry Jas Champness/Restaurant/../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Champness/Licensed Victualler/51/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Eliza Champness/Daughter/20/Middlesex/Census
1891/Eliza Pages/Sister/47/Puckridge, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Julia Pages/Visitor/57/Nazing, Essex/Census
1891/Rachel Buckingham/Barmaid/25/Norwood, Surrey/Census
1891/Alice Pope/Barmaid/24/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1891/Jane Chapman/Barmaid/32/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1891/Amelia L Gibbons/Barmaid/30/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1891/Caroline Ellisden/Barmaid, Widow/48/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1891/Jane Starling/Kitchen Maid/18/Broxbourne, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Eliza Dilly/Domestic Servant/16/Hunsdon, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/William Brakes/barman/25/Hammersmith, London/Census

1898-1901/William Alfred Needes/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1899/William Alfred Needes/../../../P.O. Directory **

1901/William A Needes/Licensed Victualler/46/Bath/Census ***
1901/Emily A Needes/Wife/44/Taunton/Census
1901/William J Needes/Son and Manager/19/London/Census
1901/Carl E Needes/Son/17/London/Census
1901/Sydney E Needes/Son/15/London/Census
1901/Jane Clifton/Barmaid/28/Rochester/Census
1901/Elizabeth Clarke/Barmaid/25/Colchester/Census
1901/Dorothy F Rees/Barmaid/26/Folkestone/Census
1901/Nina Waters/Barmaid/21/Rosherville Kent/Census
1901/Jane E Purkis/Barmaid/21/Rotherhithe/Census
1901/Harry Chalmers/Barman/19/Bermondsey/Census
1901/Moses Pawsey/Barman/Bury St Edmunds/Census
1901/Emily Poole/Domestic Servant/Paddington/Census
1901/Madge Cole/Domestic Servant/Blatchington Sussex/Census
1901/Edith Gleaves/Visitor/22/Bath/Census
1901/Violet Gleaves/Visitor/19/Bath/Census

1904-17/Thomas Henry Cook/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1918-28/Mrs Maud Cook/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1929-30/R V Goodhew/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1930-31/G Pearman/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1931-32/Cecil H J Broadway/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1933-58/Goodhews/../../../Westminster City Archives Research Group **

1934/Goodhews Ltd../../../Kellys Directory

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