Sort file:- Woolwich, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.


Earliest 1823-

(Name to)

Crown and Anchor

Latest ????

(Name from)

33 High Street


Crown and Anchor 1910

Above photo circa 1910. Also shown is the "Crown and Cushion," centre right.

Crown and Anchor 1940s

Above photo, circa 1940. Shown right.

Crown and Anchor 1940

Above photo, circa late 1940s.


Pigot's Directory of 1832 it was listed under Taverns and Public Houses.

The building was rebuilt in 1860.

Further research tells me that it was demolished to make way for the Waterfront Leisure Centre, in 1974.

Amanda Barry tells me that according to the census of 1881, the premises listed as 33 High Street was called the "Who'd Have Thought It," so if that information is correct, it must have changed name and back again for some reason around that time.


The Kentish Independent, Saturday, 10 July, 1880.

The Wrong Man.

Michael Higgins, labourer of 3, Rodney Street, Woolwich, was charged with being disorderly and refusing to quit the "Crown and Anchor" public house, Market Head, and also with tearing the barman's trousers.

The barman said on the previous evening the prisoner came into the bar and created a disturbance, when he put him out and gave him in charge. He called a witness who corroborated his statement.

Prisoner said he went into the house with a friend and was having a drink, when a man came in and said he would speak three different sorts of French. He asked the man the meaning of two or three French words, but he could not answer him. He called prisoner dreadful names, when the barman jumped over the counter and put him (prisoner) out.

Police Constable Dennen, 151 R, said the prisoner was very drunk and violent.

Two witnesses for the defence said the barman had turned out the wrong man; and Mr. Marsham discharged him as he was not known to the police.



HANNEFORD Samuel 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

HANNEFORD Matilda 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

HANNAFORD Sarah Mrs 1852-May/53

WHITE Frederick May/1853-58+

SUTTON Charles Thomas 1866+

CARTER L & J 1874+

AILLUD John 1882-91+ (age 46 in 1891Census)

WEST William 1896-1901+ (age 36 in 1901Census)

PUSEY Alfred Edward 1905-21+

STANLEY John 1934-44+


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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



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