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Westminster Hotel, 1 Bridge Court, St Margaret, Westminster

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 - mid 1860s

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

Westminster St Margaret index

This Hotel stood by the river on the northern side of Bridge Court. I do not know when it was founded, but its extensive refurbishment was announced by T. Scrivener, late of Mr Dunn’s (“The Swan”) in The Morning Post of 27th March 1826. For a while it rivalled The Swan as a fashionable place to stay or to entertain, but it seems to have fallen on harder times by 1858: the freeholders tried to let it in January, but apparently without much success as it was advertised for sale in April. Bridge Court disappeared completely with the building of Westminster station on the Metropolitan and District Railway in 1868. ***

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1805/John Ireson/../../../Holdens Directory

1827/Thomas Scrivener, Westminster Hotel, Westminster bridge/../../Pigots Directory

23rd Jun 1837. A small ad. in The Morning Post gives as a forwarding address: “N.S at Nichols’s Hotel, Westminster Bridge.” ***

1841/Will Nichols/Tavern Keeper/50/outside Middlesex/Census ***
1841/Harriot Nichols/../45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Harriot Hawkins/../30/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Hawkins/../19/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Smart/Female Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thos. Double/Male Servant/40/Middlesex/Census
1841/Wm Randale/Male Servant/18/Middlesex/Census
1841/Francis Jessop/Male Servant/24/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/John Charlton/Male Servant/18/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thos Coxswill/Male Servant/28/Middlesex/Census
1841/Will Murray/Gent/55/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Andrew Thompson/Gent/40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/George Banks/Gent/40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Garnett/../30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Nathl. Mason/../30/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Duncan/../45/Scotland/Census
1841/Penelope Mason/../7/Middlesex/Census
1841/Kate Mason/../12/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Mason/../36/Middlesex/Census
1841/Willm. Mason/../36/Middlesex/Census

1843/William Nichols, Westminster Hotel, Bridge court, Westminster bridge /../../Kellys Directory

18th Jan 1844. Small ad. in The Times gives as address: “A.B., Nichols’, Westminster Bridge Hotel, Bridge Street, Westminster” ***

13th Oct 1844/Mr Rhodes/../../../ The Era (witness in a case of theft of silver spoons) ***

1st Aug 1848/License transfer from Richard Charles Rhodes to William Fisher/../../../ The Era ***

1851/William Fisher/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Fisher/Hotel Keeper/42/Newington, Surrey/Census
1851/Anne Hawkes/Barmaid/25/Stanmore, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Hawkes/Housekeeper/23/Stanmore, Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Forrester/Cook/25/Allesley, Warwickshire/Census
1851/Mary Ann Thomas/Housemaid/21/St Brides, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Ann Hawkes/Kitchen Maid/29/Somerset/Census
1851/William Stevens/Porter/27/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

1856/William Fisher/../../../Post Office Directory

3rd Mar 1858/License transfer from William Fisher (decd) to Charlotte Fisher (widow and executrix) /../../../ The Era ***

10th Aug 1858/License transfer from Charlotte Fisher to Frederick Rickards /../../../ The Era ***

Morning Advertiser 26 January 1860 - Transfer of Licenses
Westminster Hotel, Bridge court, from Frederick Rickards to Edmund David Fitzgerald

25th Jan 1860/License transfer from Frederick Rickards to Edmund David Fitzgerald /../../../ The Era ***

13th Nov 1860/License transfer from Edmund David Fitzgerald to Charles Gibbons /../../../ The Era ***

1861/Martha Dormer/Housekeeper/42/London Middlesex/Census ***
1861/Jane Jewells/Barmaid/25/Highgate Middlesex/Census
1861/Bridget Dwyer/Kitchen Maid/17/Turnham Green Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary A Higgins/Housemaid/18/London Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Dering/Porter/22/Weston Farwells Buckinghamshire/Census

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