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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1780

Spread Eagle

Closed 12 Dec 2013

2 Stockwell Street

Greenwich

Spread Eagle 2012

Above Google image May 2012.

Dick Moy plaque

Above plaque appears on the building and says:- Dick Moy 1932-2004. Historian and Antiques Dealer who loved Greenwich. He restored and worked from this 1780 Inn.

 

The Spread Eagle was a coaching inn and in 1780 was rebuilt for the accommodation of 60 horses, a malt kiln, and smartened up with a stone archway that led through to the yard.

The census of 1861 appeared to have multiple people as head of household as seen in the licensee list below. None of them appeared to be a victualler or beer house keeper. Further research shows Thomas Munyard to be the licensee.

 

From the http://www.newsshopper.co.uk 20th December 2013. By Sarah Trotter.

Greenwich Spread Eagle staff's shock at pub's closure.

AN ASSISTANT manager at Greenwich’s Spread Eagle pub has spoken of his shock at seeing the tavern closed and staff kicked out.

Spread Eagle manager Petr Dvorak

The newly revamped 17th century coaching inn, in Stockwell Street, shut its doors on December 12 after its company Greenwich Inc, which also runs venues such as Trafalgar Tavern and The Admiral Hardy, went into administration on November 29.

One of the administrators, Stephen Hunt, says there are no plans to reopen the pub due to financial difficulties but other Greenwich Inc venues were expected to stay open after “much interest”.

Staff came to the pub, where Greenwich and Woolwich MP Nick Raynsford held his wedding reception in October last year, on December 12 and were told the restaurant was closed and to pack up their belongings.

Assistant manager Petr Dvorak said: “You wake up, everything is fine, then you go to work and your manager says ‘we are closing, come here, take your clothes’.

“It was like thunder from the blue sky.

“It was very sad.”

Spread Eagle inside 2013

The 36-year-old, from Ilford, Essex, is now without a job and worried about gaining his full November pay cheque back from Greenwich Inc.

Mr Hunt said: “The decision to close it was just entirely down to economics, it didn’t have enough trading. The other premises seem to be going strong.

“In terms of the Spread Eagle, we don’t have any plans to reopen it.”

He says the company was appointed at the request of a number of creditors and accused Greenwich Inc Group of “disgracefully” sitting on the cash for its employees.

He said: “They are sitting on the money and refusing to pay. They are not in insolvency. It is a fairly extraordinary position. We think it is a disgrace.”

A Greenwich Inc spokeswoman said all staff will be paid and the company was not available for further comment.

Spread Eagle closure

 

LICENSEE LIST

GLOSSOP G 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

CHAMPTALOUP Robert 1826+

BISHOP Armigill 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WHITE James 1840-41+ (age 45 in 1841Census)

PENFOLD Thomas 1851+ (age 26 in 1851Census)

MUNYARD Thomas 1852-61 (age 52 in 1861Census)

WATERMAN Robert 1861+ (listed as fish monger age 22 in 1861Census)

HILL John 1861+ (listed as poulterer age 43 in 1861Census)

PULLEN George 1861+ (eating house keeper age 55 in 1861Census)

TURNBULL W 1862+

VARTY H F 1867+

MOBBS Thomas John 1866-Jan/69

GILLHAM William James Jan/1869-Jan/70

WAKELIN Richard Thomas Jan/1870-Aug/83 (age 47 in 1871Census) Kentish Independent

SALTER Robert Aug/1883+ Kentish Independent

WINNY Elizabeth 1901 (widow age 57 in 1901Census)

SALTER Robert 1891-96+ (age 45 in 1891Census)

PASK Frederick 1901+

FREEMAN George 1904-08+

MOORE George 1911-19+ (age 47 in 1911Census)

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

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/spreadeagle.html

 

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

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

CensusCensus

Kentish IndependentKentish Independent

 

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