This old coaching inn was certainly present by 1721 - probably earlier. It was demolished in 1911, by which time it was the last surviving galleried coaching inn in the City ** Looking at the 1839 Pigots directory, there appears to be a Catherine Wheel and an Old Catherine Wheel a few doors apart. In the 1841 census, Joseph Burton exists as a publican in Catherine Wheel alley.
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bishopsgate - St Botolphs, London. The Bishopsgate , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Old Catherine Wheel Inn, 40 Bishopsgate Street Without, although the Pub is gone it is remembered by a roadsign - in December 2006
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1794/Samuel Ager/../../../Tap)/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1809/Joseph Burton / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1814/Joseph Burton / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1819/Joseph Burton / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1821/Joseph Burton / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
April 1827/William Sykes/Catherine Wheel, Bishopsgate street without/../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****
1827/William Sykes/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1829/William Walter / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
Catherine Wheel, Catherine Wheel alley :
1833-34/Jos Burton, Catherine Wheel, 3 Catherine Wheel alley/../../Pigots Directory ****
1839/Joseph Burton/Catherine Wheel, 43 Bishopsgate without/../../Pigots Directory ****
1841/Mary Prossen/Female Servant/20/../Census
1842/J Burton/Catherine Wheel, 43 Bishopsgate without/../../Robsons Directory ****
1848/William Robins/../../../Post Office Directory ****
October 1847/William Robins/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
October 1847/John Lewis/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
May 1850/John Lewis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
May 1850/Joseph Rowe/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1851/Joseph Rowes/Licensed Victualler/32/Shoreditch/Census
1851/Mary Ann Rowes/Wife/26/Shoreditch/Census
1851/Mary A R Rowes/Daughter/3/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Margaret Roach/Domestic Servant/18/Cork, Ireland/Census
1851/George Whiting/Domestic Servant/26/Shoreditch/Census
1852/Joseph Rowe/../../../Watkins Directory **
Old Catherine Wheel Tavern, 40 Bishopsgate without :
1839/John Geddes/Old Catherine Wheel Tavern, 40 Bishopsgate without/../../Pigots Directory ****
1841/J Geddes/Old Catherine Wheel Tavern, 40 Bishopsgate without/../../P.O. Directory **
1841/Elizabeth Painte/Female Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Hannah Lee/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/George Phillips/Male Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1843/John Geddes/Old Catherine Wheel Tavern, 40 Bishopsgate without /../../P.O. Directory **
1851/John Alex. Geddes/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
1851/John Giddes/Wine Merchant, Licensed Victualler/44/Clerkenwell/Census ****
1851/Mary Ann Giddes/Wife/40/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1851/Eliza A Giddes/Daughter/18/Sheerness, kent/Census
1851/Mary A Giddes/Daughter/16/City of London/Census
1851/Catheine Emma Giddes/Daughter/14/Botolph, Bishopsgate/Census
1851/Sarah Cole/Barmaid/19/Botolph, Bishopsgate/Census
1851/Isaac Benton/Ostler/67/Ely, Cambridgeshire/Census
1851/John E Taylor/Visitor, Butcher/57/Burley, Kent/Census
1851/James Walton/Visitor/65/Hepworth, Suffolk/Census
1855/J Geddes/../../../P.O. Directory **
1856/J Geddes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
John Geddes is listed in Bracknell in the 1861, a wine merchant and father in law.
1861/Mary A Geddes/Victuallers Wife/../Norwich, Norfolk/Census ****
1861/Mary A Geddes/Daughter/26/London/Census
1861/Catherine E Geddes/Daughter/24/London/Census
1861/Elizabeth Baird/Barmaid/20/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/Emma E Guiva/Barmaid/20/Baddow, Essex/Census
1861/Caroline E Beech/Housemaid/29/Henham, Essex/Census
1861/William R Hall/Potman/17/Fenstanton, Huntingdon/Census
1861/William Saval/Yardman/22/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1865/J Geddes/../../../P.O. Directory **
1869/J Geddes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/John Geddes/Catherine Wheel Inn, Widow/64/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Geddes/Daughter/38/Sheerness, Kent/Census
1871/Emily Feltz/Barmaid/19/Haggerston, Middlesex/Census
1871/Margaret Rook/Housemaid/20/Redhill, Surrey/Census
1871/George Frosburg/Potman/22/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
3 April 1873/The Will of John Geddes late of the "Old Catherine Wheel" Inn 40 Bishopsgate street in the City of London innkeeper and Wine Merchant who died 4 March 1873 at the "Old Catherine Wheel" was proved at the Principal Registry by Charles Edmeades Tolhurst of East Hamstead Villa Bracknell in the County of Berkshire Gentleman Mary Ann Geddes and Catherine Emma Geddes both of the "Old Catherine Wheel" Spinsters the Daughters the Executors. Effects under £5000
1874/L B Crout/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory ****
1876/James Benjamin Walker/../../../P.O. Directory **
1878/George Carey/../../../P.O. Directory **
1881/Henry Batchelor/Ostler - Inn/41/Peckham, Surrey/Census ****
1881/Ellen Jane Batchelor/Wife/39/Paxton, Somerset/Census
1881/Bertha Batchelor/Daughter/10/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Arthur Batchelor/Son/7/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada Batchelor/Daughter/5/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Batchelor/Son/2/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Hornsey/Licensed Victuallers Manager/25/Brighton, Sussex/Census ****
1881/Clara Hornsey/Wife/23/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Barker/Barman/19/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Clarborough/Domestic Servant/45/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1881/Chas Weller/Lodger, Commercial Traveller/65/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1884/Henry H Finch/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1886/Joseph D Bouffler/../../../Business Directory of London **
1891/Joseph Bouffler/../../../Post Office Directory **
1893/Henry Hobson Finch/../../../Post Office Directory **
** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** 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.
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