Sort file:- Woolwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1823-

Crown and Cushion

Closed 1999

37 Woolwich New Street/1 Market Hill High Street


Crown and Cushion 1900

Above photo circa 1900.

Crown and Cushions 1910

Above postcard circa 1910. Also shown is the "Crown and Anchor," as licensee Puseys, left of photo.

Crown and Cushion 1970s

Above photo mid 1970s.

Crown and Cushion 2002

Above photo, 2002.

Crown and Cushion

Above photo, date unknown.

Crown and Cushion

Photos above and below taken from by Matt Martin 29 December 2007.

Crown and Cushion demolition

Above photo showing the demolition in June 2008, taken from


The latter day building dates from 1875 and then was one storey higher than the one in the later photos. I believe it was, or part of it was rebuilt in 1930.

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)


The pub closed in 1999 and was demolished in 2008.


Kentish Independent May 1856.

PEPPER May 1856.

Thomas Pepper, a hawker of fish, was charged with stealing 12s 6d, the money of Joseph Rawlings, of Union Street, Borough, who deposed that at about eleven o'clock on that morning he was at the "Crown and Cushion," High street, and paid for some beer, of which the prisoner partook. He then went into the tap room and fell asleep, and when he awoke he missed the money from his pocket. No other person besides witness and the prisoner was in the tap room.

Mrs Parsons, landlady of the "Crown and Cushion," deposed she saw several half crowns in the hand of the prosecutor when he paid for the beer.

The potman of the "Crown and Cushion" was examined, but merely proved that the parties were drinking together, and as no other evidence was produced, the prisoner was discharged.


Kentish Independent February 1866.

Mrs Susannah Parsons, deceased. Notice, all persons having any claims or demands against the estate of Mrs Susannah Parsons, late of the "Crown and Cushion," High Street, Woolwich, Kent, deceased, are requested to send in particulars of such claims or demands forthwith to Mr Thomas Blanchett of No 24 Eleanor Road, Woolwich, or to me the undersigned. James Pearce, Solicitor.



WATERFIELD Thomas 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

SCROGGIE William 1832-34+

PARSONS George William 1840-Jan/52 dec'd (age 48 in 1851Census)

PARSONS Susannah Mrs 1856-Feb/66 dec'd

REED William Henry 1866+

READ William Edward 1867-81+ (widower age 63 in 1881Census)

REED William 1891-1904+ (age 45 in 1891Census)

REED Sarah Ann Mrs 1905-08+

SUMMERS Mary Mrs 1911+ (widow age 47 in 1911Census)

Last pub licensee had MULLEY Richard F 1913-16+

MULLEY Richard & Alice 1917-19

MULLEY Richard F 1919+ Next pub licensee had

McCARTHY John 1921+

COURTNEY Albert 1934-44+

WARD A C 1988-90+


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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