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Crown Hotel, 49 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath SE3

The modern Shepherd & Neame site make claims that this was an 16th century coaching inn on the LOndon - Dover road

Greenwich Index

Crown, Blackheath - circa 1840 (Landlord J Cooper)

Crown, Blackheath - circa 1840 (Landlord J Cooper)

Kindly provided by David Lawson

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Blackheath, Kent.

Residents at this address.

1788/Mr Bird/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives **

1789/Thomas Bird/Crown, Blackheath, victualler/../../Access to Archives Insurance Record

1826/John Cooper/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1832-34/John Cooper/../../../Pigots Directory

1840/John Cooper/../../../Pigots Directory

5 August 1848/James Barnes charged with stealing sundry pewter pots, three pint pots the property of Mr Mann, landlord of the Hare and Billet, Blackheath, and one quart pot, the property of Mr Evans, landlord of the Crown tavern, Blackheath/../../../West Kent Guardian

1852/Charles Evans/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1855/R Dronet/../../../Post Office Directory

1858/Richard Drouet/../../../Melvilles Directory

Crown Hotel, 13 South vale :
1861/Richard Drouet/Licensed Victualler/42/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Jane Drouet/Wife/36/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Mary Ann Wintle/Barmaid/30/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1861/Rose Ann Hall/Servant/20/Bexby Hill, Staffordshire/Census
1861/George Edwin Croucher/Servant/21/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1861/John Edwards/Servant/45/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

1862/Richard Drouet/../../../Kelly's Directory **

1871/Emma Drouet/Hotel Keeper, Widow/45/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary Webber/Barmaid/24/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1871/Kate Webber/Barmaid/17/Surrey/Census
1871/Emma Hall/Niece/12/Surrey/Census
1871/Susan Lester/Cook/22/Suffolk/Census
1871/John Heskett/Potman/17/Suffolk/Census

January 1872/Emma Drouet/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1872/Octavius Coppinger/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1874/Octavius Coppinger/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Independent 26 August 1876 - Transfer of Licences :
Crown, Lewisham, from Octavius Coppinger to Gustave Chaude

1881/Arthur W Bischoff/Licensed Victualler/25/Surrey/Census
1881/Eliza W Bischoff/Wife/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lily M Bischoff/Daughter/2/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1881/Jane Owen/Barmaid/22/Surrey/Census
1881/Mary Mahony/Domestic Servant/21/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/William Pilgrim/Barman/22/Surrey/Census
1881/Joseph Haward/Servant, Clockmaker/18/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Arthur Bischoff/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Mercury 16 February 1883 - Transfer of Licences :
the Crown, Lewisham, from Arthur William Bischoff to William Chaplain

1891/William H Waley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William H Hailey/Hotel Keeper/56/Deptford, Kent/Census
1891/Rose E Hailey/Wife/48/Ealing, Middlesex/Census
1891/Lizzie Coker/Barmaid/20/Bromley by Bow, Essex/Census
1891/Elizabeth Clark/Cook/28/Hartland near Devon/Census
1891/William Saunders/Barman/20/Tower Hamlets, London/Census

1896/William H Waley/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Mercury 17 May 1901 - Licence Transfers
Crown, Lewisham, from C McKenzie to Clara Louisa Holt

1905/Mrs Clara Loudra Holt/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Mrs Clara Loudra Holt/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Alex MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Alex MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Alexander MacFarlane/Licensed Victualler/44/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1911/Alice Maud MacFarlane/Wife/33/Millwall, London/Census
1911/Alexander William MacFarlane/Son/4/Blackheath, London/Census
1911/Douglas Stuart MacFarlane/Son/10 months/Blackheath, London/Census
1911/Mary Mayo Wakeman/General Servant/31/Charlton, London/Census
1911/Violet Bibby/Barmaid/22/Bradford, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Florence Mallett/Barmaid/21/Preston, Lancashire/Census

My grandparents were at the Crown Hotel according to their marriage certificate of 18th July 1911 ***

18 July 1911/Luke Noble/Billiard Marker/42 (44 actually)/30 South Vale,Blackheath - born Southwark/Marriage Certificate
18 July 1911/Mary Mayo Wakeman/Domestic Servant/32/The Crown Hotel, Blackheath - born Woolwich/Marriage Certificate ***

1914/Alexander MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1919/Alexander MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Alexander MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Alexander MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Alexander MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Alex MacFarlane/../../../Post Office Directory

1958/Alex MacFarlane/../../../Personal history *

August 1958 - May 1963/Benjamin & Margaret Richardson/../../../Personal history *

August 1958/Benjamin W. Richardson / Publican, Landlord / 36 / Born; Chiswick 1922 *
August 1958/Margaret C. Richardson / Wife, Landlady / 33 / Born Rawalpindi 1925
August 1958/Paul E.S. Richardson / Son / * / Born Park Royal, Middlesex

The Crown is of particular interest; my mother and father took over from Alec Macfarlane on 25th August 1958. There they stayed until May 9th 1963 when they moved to the Swiss Cottage in Forest Hill (at 149 Stanstead Road). Then in July 1965 we all moved to the Mulberry Tree in Margate before running the Bricklayers Arms in Best Lane, Canterbury (20/3/68 - 20/12/68). My late father, an insurance broker by profession, decided to take a 10 year break from that and go into the licensed trade. One could do such a thing in those days. The family decided to go back to a private house in 1968. *

* Provided By Paul Richardson

** Provided By Ewan

*** Provided By Allen Burton

And Last updated on: Monday, 01-Aug-2022 23:35:55 BST