Paxtons Head, 153 Knightsbridge, Westminster London SW1X 7PA

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This house was established as the “Kings Arms” at least as early as 1632, according to the Survey of London. It changed names several times, and was called the “Marquis of Granby” by 1821, and probably earlier. It was rebuilt around 1851 and re-named the “Paxtons Head” in honour of Joseph Paxton, the designer of the Crystal Palace. I am not sure of the exact date of re-naming: the Survey of London implies it was when it was rebuilt, but the official application to the licensing magistrates was in 1868. However, the stable yard behind it was called “Paxton yard” by 1862. It was at 153 Knightsbridge by 1910. *

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

Residents at this address

Marquis of Granby :
1826/Richard Calcott/../../../ Listing of public houses in Middlesex *

1839/Jno. Glover/../../../ Pigot’s Directory *

12th Jul 1839/John Glover/../../../ The Morning Post (report of a military re-union at the pub. Mr Glover had been a colour-sergeant in the 91st Regiment of Royal Highlanders) *

13th Sep 1838/Mr Young/Landlord/../../ The Standard (report of an inquest) *

1841/ Jas. Palmer/../../../ Trades Directory *

1841/James Palmer/Publican/30/outside Middlesex/Census *
1841/Elizabeth Palmer/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Patten/Ag. L./35/Scotland/Census
1841/Sarah Patten/../30/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/William Protton/Male Servant/45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Brown/Female Servant/20/outside Middlesex/Census

3rd Dec 1848/Mr Manders/../../../ The Era (advertising a performance at the Royal Olympic Theatre “For the Benefit of Mr Manders” in which Mr and Mrs Manders themselves took part. Tickets could be purchased, inter alia, from Mr Manders at the pub.) *

14th Oct 1849/License transfer from Henry Jenkins, the assignee of Thomas Manders to Coplestow Coward Hodge/../../../The Era *

21st Oct 1849/Coplestone Coward Hodge unsuccessfully applied for a music License/../../../ The Era *

24th Mar 1850/Renewal of license to Coppestone Coward Hodge after consideration of reports that he had allowed music without a license/../../../The Era *

1851/Coplestone C. Hodge/../../../Kelly’s Directory *
[I cannot find the 1851 Census entry and suspect it is missing]

13th Oct 1850/Coplestone Coward Hodge unsuccessfully applied for a music License/../../../ The Era (In a long plea, his lawyer said he was a member of the Royal Academy of Music) *

8th Apr 1851/License transfer from Copleston Coward Hodge to James Duggan /../../../The Era *

1861/Henry Druggane/Licensed Victualler/36/Woolwich/Census *
1861/Elizabeth Brown/Servant/24/Chelsea/Census
1861/Agness Whicherley/Servant/19/Essex/Census
[the house is unnamed]

4th Feb 1868/License transfer from James Duggan to John Kent /../../../The Era *

5th May 1868/John Kent granted permission to change sign to the Paxtons Head /../../../The Era *

1869/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Kent/LicensedVictualler/40/St Pancras Middlesex/Census *
1871/Eleanor Kent/Wife/26/Highgate Middlesex/Census
1871/James Chester/Barman/26/Chelsea Middlesex/Census
1871/Eliza Wheeler/Cook/23/Chippenham Wiltshire/Census
1871/Thomas Sayer/Potman/40/Watford Suffolk/Census

1881/John Kent/Licensed Victualler/50/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eleanor Kent/Wife/36/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/James Chester/Barman/35/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Parker/Barman/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth A Marston/Cook/38/Abthorpe, Nottingham/Census
1881/Thomas Lamb/Waiter/22/London, Middlesex/Census

1884/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Kent/Licensed Victualler/60/London/Census *
1891/Eleanor Kent/Wife/46/London/Census
1891/Walter Herbert/Bar Man/26/London/Census
1891/George Tanner/Bar Man/20/Blackwater Berkshire/Census
1891/Edward Crowe/Bar Man/19/Brightlingsea Essex/Census
1891/Joseph Pryke/Pot Man/29/not known/Census
1891/Annie Gould/Housemaid Domestic/19/Brighton Sussex/Census
1891/Harriet Denton/Cook/36/London/Census
[address is 11 High Road Kensington]

1895/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Robert Henry Barnes/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Fred R Morris/Public House Manager/31/Coleford Gloucestershire/Census *
1901/Caroline Morris/Wife and Manageress/34/London/Census
1901/Charles R Morris/Son/5/London/Census
1901/Rose Johnstone/Barmaid/19/Bromley-by-Bow/Census
1901/Maud Davis/Barmaid/22/Battersea/Census
1901/Florence Marshall/Barmaid/24/Bloomsbury/Census
1901/Maud Squirrel/Barmaid/22/Dean Bedfordshire/Census
1901/Mary Fuller/Housemaid/22/Tonbridge/Census
1901/Rose Hazelgrove/Kitchenmaid/19/Chelsea/Census
1901/Mary Jones/Cook/30/Peckham/Census

153 Knightsbridge :

1910/James Fiddes/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/James Fiddes/Publican/35/Forglen Banffshire/Census *
1911/Millicent Fiddes/Wife and Publican/36/Bridgnorth Shropshire/Census
1911/Leah Fiddes/Stepdaughter and Publican/18/London London/Census
1911/Frankling Harlet/Cellarman/50/Toddington Bedford/Census
1911/William Tweed/Barman/23/Newmarket Cambridge/Census
1911/Richard Franks/Barman/23/Welshpool Montgomery/Census
1911/Frank Penfold/Barman/25/Goudhurst Kent/Census
1911/Elsie Hill/Barmaid/21/Shrewsbury Shropshire/Census
1911/Helen Stead/Housemaid/53/Chelmsford Suffolk/Census
1911/Jessie Evans/Cook/40/Williamsburgh USA/Census
1911/James Tyrell/Kitchen Porter/32/Twickenham Middlesex/Census

1915/Ernest Charles Barnett/../../../Post Office Directory

153, Knightsbridge, St George's Hanover Square
Ernest Dolden, Licensed Victualler Manager, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 43 years 2 months, and born in Hammersmith, Middlesex
Agnes Dolden, Licensed Victualler Manageress, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 42 years 2 months, and born in Isle of Dogs
Irene Dolden, Daughter, aged 15 years 9 months, and born in OLd Kent road
Winifred Dolden, Daughter, aged 10 years 8 months, and born in Fulham
Kathleen Dolden, Daughter, aged 5 years 11 months, and born in Earlsfield, Surrey
Annie Burren, Bar Maid, Widow, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 50 years 6 months and British
Lillian Peter, Bar Maid, Widow, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 45 years 6 months and British
Fenton Haynes, Bar Maid, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 20 years 10 months and British
Lucy Squire, Cook, Glaze Bros Ltd, aged 30 years 1 month and British

1938/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Wm Barker & Son (DDs) Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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