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Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1832-

Castle Inn

Latest ????

140 (108) High Street

Eltham

Castle Inn 1903

Above photo, 1903.

Castle Inn rear 1903

Above photo, 1903.

Above photo, date unknown.

Castle 1905

Above photo 1905 showing the bus service which was withdrawn in 1908. It used to run between Eltham to Blackheath via Lee Green.

Castle Hotel 1905

Above photo, circa 1905.

Castle

Above photo 1922-55. Creative Commons Licence.

Castle

Above postcard, date unknown.

Castle 1977

Above photo, 1977, by Emma Barringer.

Castle

Above photo date unknown. Creative Commons Licence.

Castle sign 1989

Above sign, 1989.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

When first built the "Castle" it also included a pleasure garden and a yard for the horses. The original building having been demolished and rebuilt in 1905 and again in 1962.

 

From an email received 30 May 2019.

In 1908 Daisy Ella Parker - daughter of William Parker, Licensed Victualler - got married & her home address was 108 High Street, Eltham, (which was the address of the "Castle Hotel" at that time).

In the 1911 census the ‘Licensed Victualler’ for the "Castle Hotel" in Eltham is William Parker. His daughter Ivy Evelyn got married the same year & her address was "Castle Hotel."

The next date for the Parker family is 1916 & the home address is Wakerley, High Street, Eltham, but I do not know if this is a house name or a pub name. But in 1917 William Parker is described on a marriage record as a retired Licensed Victualler, so probably it’s a house name.

Going further back, in the 1901 census William Parker was in Eltham & a Licensed Victualler of a pub, but the address is not High Street. (Before that he was in Milton, Gravesend).

But I’ve just looked again at the photos on your website & the photo dated circa 1905 has the name W Parker above the door - fantastic!

Regards,

 

Alex Forsyth.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JEWELL William Salmon 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

KENSEY Robert 1840+ (& Posting House)

COPPINGER Edward 1858-Jan/72

COPPINGER William Coppinger sen Jan/1872+

BATCHELOR James Uglow 1874+

SCOTT George 1881-82+ (age 50 in 1881Census)

CUSHION John 1893-96+

PARKER William 1903-11+

LISTER Arthur 1922-55

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

 

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

CensusCensus

 

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