Battersea south west pub history index
One of the most ancient taverns in Battersea was the old " Falcon," which was built nearly 300 years ago. The original house stood near where the present "Falcon" stands, it was surrounded by orchards and floral gardens, flanking on country lanes, with few houses until the village of Wandsworth was reached. A later house, built about the beginning of the nineteenth century, was kept by a man named Robert Death, and at this time the house was a place of call for undertakers on their return from the burial ground ; some of these men and their friends often got merry in their cups, and it was not an uncommon sight to see a funeral-party dancing on the green in front of the inn. The artist, John Nixon, was so much amused by the landlord's name that he painted a picture of the tavern entitled " Drinking at Death's door," in which he depicted a merry lot of undertakers disporting themselves in front of the inn (1913). *
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in the Battersea parish, London SW. This includes The Battersea parish, London SW Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The Falcon Tavern, Battersea - in 1789
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
The Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill, Battersea South West
Kindly provided by Philip Carter
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1851/Neat Ladd/../../../../Kellys Directory ****
1851/Neat Ladd/Licensed Victualler/50/Folkestone, Kent/Census ****
1851/Susannah Ladd/Wife/38/Folkestone, Kent/Census
1851/Frances Myer/Mother in Law, Widow/71/Folkestone, Kent/Census
1851/William Inman/Pot Man/21/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Dicken/House Servant/40/Kingswarden, Bedfordshire/Census
1851/Sarah Culvert/House Servant/22/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ricard Ladd/Son/2/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1878/Thomas Collingwood/../../../Surrey Directory ****
1881/John Giles Brown/Licensed Victualler/44/West Ham, Essex/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Brown/Wife/47/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Henry Brown/Son/23/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Arthur Brown/Son/21/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Brown/Daughter/15/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1881/Florence Brown/Daughter/14/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1881/Ada Brown/Daughter/12/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1881/Alice Saunders/Domestic Servant/21/Covent Garden, Middlesex/Census
1896/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/John S Tavener/Licensed Victualler/37/Southwark, London/Census ****
1901/Florence Tavener/Wife/36/Wandsworth, London/Census
1901/Julia Phillips/House Keeper, Widow/61/City, London/Census
1901/Sarah E Flow/Cook, Widow/63/Bexley Heath, Kent/Census
1901/Easher Kabble/Servant/29/City, London/Census
1901/Alice E Osborne/General Servant/42/City, London/Census
1901/Rose Martin/Barmaid/28/Kingston, Hampshire/Census
1901/Alice Kemp/Barmaid/24/Teddington, London/Census
1901/Florence Baker/Barmaid/30/Clapton, London/Census
1901/Marryian Smith/Barmaid/19/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/Ellie B French/Barmaid/20/Somerset/Census
1901/John D Blackledge/Barman/19/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1901/Walter J Ridgwell/Barman/21/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/George Darby/Barman/24/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/George J Burrell/Barman/21/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Louis Newell/Barman/18/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Alfred Tomlins/Barman/19/Bletchington, Oxon/Census
1901/Arthur C Herd/Barman/29/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
1906/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
1911/Mrs Charlotte Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
1919/Tavener Ltd/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
1921/Tavener Ltd/../../../Hughes Directory **
1944/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../../Post Office Directory ****
* Provided By John Carnaby
**** Provided By Kevan
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.
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London pub history directory.
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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