Also see the History of Plaistow
Also known as the Greyhound
The Greyhound in Balaam Street is one of the five oldest pubs in Plaistow mention in 1742, and was formerly the Greyhound and Hare, the name to which it has now reverted after a spell as 'The Sportsman' in the trendy 1970s. Rebuilt in 1773, parts of the present building although altered, may date from that time.
Thanks to Lal & Amy
Greyhound & Hare, 174 Balaam Street, Plaistow E13 - in March 2009
Greyhound & Hare, 174 Balaam Street, Plaistow E13 - in December 2018
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
[Named in 1841]
1841/William Hurdman/Licensed Victualler/34/../Census
1841/Sarah Johnson/Female Servant/14/../Census
1845/Thomas Potts/../../../Post Office
1851/John Drysdale/../../../Post Office
1851/James Drysdale/licensed victualler/40/London City/Census **
1851/Mary L Day/niece, scholar/06/London City/Census
1851/Thomas Smith/potman/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1861/John Carr/Licensed Victualler/45/St Georges E, Middx/Census
1861/Mary Carr/Wife/45/Melbourne, Cambs./Census
1861/Edmund Carr/Son, Carpenter & Joiner/21/Stepney, Middx/Census
1861/Eleanor Carr/Daughter, Assistant/18/Stepney, Middx/Census
1861/Henry Roach/Potboy/15/Hertford, Herts/Census
1861/George Duck/Lodger, Dock Labourer/21/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1867/John Carr/../../../Post Office
1871/John Booth/Licensed Victualler/32//Census
1871/Mahala Booth/Wife/23/Barking, Essex/Census
1871/Mahala Porter/Mother in Law, Widow/54/Manningtree, Essex/Census
1871/Rosetta Shellitoe/Visitor/23/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Samuel Higgs/Publican/32/Bury, Suffolk/Census
1881/Henrietta Higgs/Wife/29/Inworth, Essex/Census
1881/Henrietta E. Higgs/Daughter/5/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Henry Higgs/Son/4/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Frank Higgs/Son/2/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Marian Higgs/Daughter/7w/Paistow, Essex/Census
1881/Mary Smith/../56/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Gardner/General Servant/14/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1896/Henry George Graham/../../../Post Office Directory
My Great, great grandfather 'William Wood' was the publican here in 1891. Although the pub is not named he is described as being the publican and living at 174 Balaam Street, Plaistow in the 1891 census. He was previously the landlord at the Hallsville tavern. ***
1891/William Wood/Publican/54/Stratford, Essex/Census ***
1891/Maggie Wood/Daughter/16/Stratford, Essex/Census
1891/Mary E Davey/Barmaid/19/Stratford, Essex/Census
1891/Rebecca Orgar/Domestic Servant/15/Canning Town, Essex/Census
1891/Henry Hammond/Potman/20/Canning Town, Essex/Census
1906/John James Griffiths/../../../Kelly's
1908/John James Griffiths/../../../Kelly's
1911/John James Griffiths/Licensed Victualler/54/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1911/Harriet Jane Griffiths/Wife/50/Widford, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Kathleen Connock/Visitor/32/Yeovil, Somerset/Census
1911/Ralph Harry Connock/Visitor/5/Yeovil, Somerset/Census
1911/Alice Rosetta Holdgate/Barmaid/19/Plaistow, Middlesex/Census
1911/Ada Alice Turner/Barmaid/24/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1912/John James Griffiths/../../../Kelly's
1938/Septimus Guest/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/B Guest & A Tucker/../../../Post Office Directory
1988 - 90/P Allen/../../../Watney Truman publicans list
** Provided by John Mead
*** Provided by Nicky Tombs
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018