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Bulls Head, 37 Denmark Hill, Camberwell SE5

Camberwell pubs history index

The address is listed as Camberwell Green in 1861 and earlier. The Bulls Head, High street in the 1861 and 1865 license transfers. The name is given as the Metropole by 1897. Closed in 1909 as a pub through the compensation award scheme.*

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

1805/John Cook, the Bulls Head, Camberwell/../../Holdens Directory

1825/Charles Drew/Bulls Head, Camberwell/../../Petty Sessions

1826/Charles Drew/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1836/Robert Pounsford, Bulls Head, Camberwell green/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/Robert Pounsford/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1848/Robert Pounsford/../../../Post Office Directory *

September 1853/William Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1853/William Welch/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/William Welch/../../../Post Office Directory *

1861/Edward Lambert/Licensed Victualler/44/Camberwell, Surrey/Census *
1861/Elizabeth Lambert/Wife/31/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Lambert/Daughter/12/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1861/Emily C. Lambert/Daughter/10/Camberwell, Surrey/Census

September 1861/Edward Nixon Lambert, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1861/Elizabeth Ann Lambert, widow and administratrix of Edward Nixon Lambert/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

January 1863/Elizabeth A Lambert/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1863/John Matthias Welsh/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1865/James Hayward/Outgoing Licensee/../../South London Chronicle 

April 1865/George Allan/Incoming Licensee/../../South London Chronicle 

1874/W Roper/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1878/Mrs Jane Raper/../../../../Suburban Post Office Directory

1881/Henry Bailey/Licensed Victualler/32/Mattishall, Norfolk/Census
1881/Annie Bailey/Wife/32/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles D Bailey/Son/4/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1881/Edith A Bailey/Daughter/3/Middlesex/Census
1881/Richard H Bailey/Son/6 months/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary Sheppard/Housemaid: Deaf/23/Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1881/Agnes Wollard/Nurse/27/Kirtling, Suffolk/Census
1881/Louisa Grimwood/Cook/20/Sicklemore, Suffolk/Census
1881/William Hutchinson/Barman/21/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1881/Charles Smith/Brother In Law, Band Sergt 73rd Regt (Army)/36/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia Smith/Sister In Law/30/(B S), Germany/Census

1896/Mrs Elizabeth Annie Curtis/../../../../Post Office Directory

Old Bailey, Sept 1897 :

GEORGE PASS . I keep the Metropole Tavern, Denmark Hill�the prisoner drove me and a friend in his cab on this day from about four p.m., from my place to Putney, which is five or six miles, and then to Richmond, which is two or three miles further, through Richmond Park, back Kingston way, to Denmark Hill�we stopped at the Robin Hood, Kingston, for about an hour�the round was about twelve or thirteen miles altogether, I should think, not much more�I paid the prisoner 10s.; that was the agreement when we started�I only know of the prisoner having one drink at the Robin Hood�he had no more than three drinks, to my knowledge, all the time he was out, and it came to 2d. each time; I don't know whether it was beer or whisky�I should have known if he had more drinks when we were driving, but when we were waiting I should not�when we got back to the M�tropole he did not have any drink; he asked for a drink, and I said, "You had better not have any more; you have your horse and cab to look after"�I considered he had had enough, as he had his horse and cab to look after; I did not consider he was drunk at the time�I did not pay his fare when I discharged him; I said he had better go and put his horse up, as he said he was going to, and if he would come back I would pay him�we got home about eight; I could not say to ten minutes�I do not know where his stable was�I did not see the accident.  **

1904/Herbert Way/../../../Post Office Directory *

London Evening Standard 28 October 1908
Licensing Act 1904 Notice of principal meeting to discuss by the Compensation authority on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th July 1908
Metropole, 37 Denmark hill, Camberwell, Full, Edward Cecil Webb

The Sportsman 27 January 1909
The Compensation authority for the County of London made the following awards to be divided among the licencees, brewers, freeholders and other persons interested in the houses named, the licences having been referred for extinction on payment of compensation under the Licwnsing Act, 1904:
Metropole, Denmark hill, Camberwell, £7470

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** Provided By John Carnaby

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