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Olivers Coffee House, 28 Bridge Street, St Margaret, Westminster

Westminster St Margaret index

The original Oliver’s Coffee House stood in New Palace Yard to the right of the entrance to Westminster Hall. It dated from at least the early 18th Century (tickets for a concert of music by “Mr Handell” were sold there in 1731), but was demolished in 1822 to build new Law Courts. It then moved to the south side of Bridge Street (No. 28) at the foot of Westminster Bridge. It was badly damaged in 1843-4 when part of it fell into the excavations for the foundations of the Clock Tower (Big Ben) for the new Houses of Parliament; the proprietor, Mr Mansell, sued the contractors, Messrs Grissel and Peto, and won compensation. It was finally closed and demolished in the late 1850s during the construction of the New Westminster Bridge, opened in May 1862. *

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1805/Richard Hillier, Olivers Coffee house, New Palace yard, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

1809/Robert Hillier, Olivers Coffee house, Margaret street, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

10th Apr 1826/J. Dowd/Coffee-house keeper/../../The Morning Post (declared insolvent) *

1827/John Mansfield, Olivers Hotel, Tavern & wine Shades, and wine and spirit merchant, Westminster bridge foot/../../Pigots Directory

1836/John Mansfield, Olivers Hotel, Westminster Bridge/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Fran Mansfield/Coffee House Keeper/40/outside Middlesex/Census *
1841/Jane Mansfield/../20/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Mansfield/../18/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Francis Mansfield/../6/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/John Mansfield/../16/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/George Mansfield/../14/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Edwin Mansfield/../5/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Arthur Mansfield/../Infant/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Edwards/Male Servant/15/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Shed/../15/outside Middlesex/Census

3rd Dec 1850/License transfer from John Mansfield (decd) to Frances Ann Mansfield (widow and administratrix)/../../../The Era *

1851/John Mansfield/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Francis Ann Mansfield/L Victualler, Widow/49/St Olave, Southwark/Census
1851/Jane Elizabeth Mansfield/Daughter/30/Lambeth/Census
1851/Henry Harris Mansfield/Son/21/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1851/Charles Passe Mansfield/Son, Clerk to Butter & Cheese Merchant/18/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1851/Edwin Ernest Mansfield/Son, Clerk to Butter & Cheese Merchant/14/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1851/Emily Victoria Mansfield/Daughter/13/St Margarets Westminster/Census
1851/Charles Harward/Waiter/25/Bethnal Green/Census

25th May 1852/License transfer from Frances Ann Mansfield to Charles Proctor/../../../The Era *

4th Aug 1855/License transfer from Mary Proctor to John Denton/../../../The Era *

1856/Mrs Mary Prockter/../../../Post Office Directory

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