Battleaxes, Aldenham Wood, Aldenham, Hertfordshire

Aldenham index

This pub was established as the Wrestlers (referred to as the Two Wrestlers in 1809, and in the 1871 census description). It was demolished in around 1890 when the old Elstree Road and Grubs Lane were realigned as Aldenham Road and Butterfly Lane. A replacement pub was built nearby at the new crossroads and was called the Battle Axes. **

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Residents at this address.

Wrestlers :

1809/Elizabeth Thompson/../../../death record in the Aldenham Parsh Register **

1855/Geo. Worster/../../../Post Office Directory **

In the 1861 census James Wooster, age 42, wife Elizabeth, is listed as "Victualler" in Aldenham Wood. This must be for The Wrestlers. By the time of the 1871 census James Wooster had moved to the Black Horse at South Mimms (Middlesex for the census, Hertfordshire by county). *

1861/James Wooster/Victualler/42/Wendover, Buckinghamshire/Census *
1861/Elizabeth Wooster/Wife/29/Bushey, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Amelia Wooster/Daughter/15/Bushey, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/James Wooster/Son/3/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/George W Wooster/Son/1/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/George Riff/Boarder, Ostler/54/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Jane Birch/General Servant/16/Bushey, Hertfordshire/Census

1866/W Cheall/Wrestlers/../../Post Office Directory **

1871/George A Pitt/Inn Keeper/39/Dudley, Worcestershire/Census
1871/Mary B Pitt/Wife/34/Rowley Regis, Staffordshire/Census
1871/Ernest O Pitt/Son/7/Dudley, Worcestershire/Census
1871/Walter B Pitt/Son/7/Dudley, Worcestershire/Census
1871/George A Pitt/Son/6/Dudley, Worcestershire/Census
1871/Maud M Pitt/Daughter/1/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Mary A Child/Domestic Servant/18/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/James Emmerson/Lodger/50/Shenley, Buckinghamshire/Census

1881/Thomas How/Publican/54/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census **
1881/Eliza How/Wife/56/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1881/Jane How/Daughter/24/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census

1882/Wm. Halsey/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

Battle Axes :

1894/Mrs Elizabeth Catherine Dickins/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1890/Mrs Elizabeth Catherine Dickens/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Elizabeth Dickens/Licensed Victualler, Widow/47/Hoxton, London/Census
1891/Annie E Dickens/Daughter, Barmaid/19/Caldicote Hill, Herts/Census
1891/Jane Dickens/Daughter/17/Caldicote Hill, Herts/Census
1891/Florence Dickens/Daughter/15/Bushey, Herts/Census
1891/William S Dickens/Son/9/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1891/Marion Dickens/Daughter/12/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1891/Sarah Norris/Visitor, Widow/80/Aldenham, Herts/Census
1891/John Edmonds/Lodger, General Labourer///Census

1895/Mrs Elizabeth Catherine Dickins/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Elizabeth Catherine Dickins/../../../Kelly’s Directory of Hertfordshire **

1901/Eliz C Dickins/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/Annie E Dickins/Daughter, Mothers Help/28/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Florence Dickins/Daughter, Dressmaker/25/Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Marian Dickins/Daughter, Milliner/22/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1901/James R Dickins/Son, Warehouseman/17/Aldenham, Hertfordshire/Census

1912/Home Counties Public House Trust Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Home Counties Public House Trust Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Home Counties Public House Trust Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Home Counties Public House Trust Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/Trust Houses Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Trust Houses Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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