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Sort file:- Greenwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1823-

Crown and Anchor

Latest ????

(Name to)

Ship Dock / 7-8 King Street

Greenwich

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

The only reference I have found so far for this pub is in the Pigot's Directory of 1832.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

Reference has been found in a book called "A Collection of the Public General Statutes passed in the Eighth and Ninth year of Queen Victoria" (it proved to be legal jargon and as interesting a read as its title) published 1845. They were talking about an act referring to the better management of the affairs of the Greenwich Hospital. "Description of property:- A House and premises known as the "Crown and Anchor" Public House in the Ship Dock. Owners or reputed Owners:- Thomas Fry and George Fry. Lessees or reputed Lessees:- Thomas Muddell. Occupiers:- Thomas Muddell.

It has also been suggested that the name could have been the "Anchor and Crown" and that it turned into the "Golden Anchor" at some time.

I believe the "Crown and Anchor" was located next door to the "Chest," probably at number 6. The other side of this pub being a stable yard, probably belonging to the pub.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH John 1823-41+ (age 30 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MUDDELL Thomas 1845+

BEAVER Robert 1852+

PETTAFOR C 1855+

PETTAFOR George John 1858-Oct-59

PREECE William Oct/59-61+ (widower age 71 in 1861Census)

HART William 1866-71+ (age 39 in 1871Census)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/CrownAnchor.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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