By 1893 the address had changed from 26 Castle Street to 26 Furnival Street, which remains the pub's current address. The pub is believed to have been established in 1541 and it was rebuilt in its current form in 1901. ***
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Holborn - St Andrew, London. The Holborn , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Castle, 26 Furnival Street, EC4 - in February 2008
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.
Castle, 26 Castle street, Holborn hill/../../Pigots Directory
1841/A W Francis/../../../Kellys Directory
My 2x great grandfather Richard Hill was running the Laurie Arms with his wife at 1 Shouldham Street Marylebone on the 1841 English Census. (He had arrived in London early 1839 from Ranskill in Nottinghamshire where had run the Bell Inn between about 1834 and 1838.) ***
He died at the pub on the 10 Feb 1843. His wife, Sarah, took over the Castle Pub at 26 Castle street now Furnival street in Oct 1843. She married William Robson in December 1844 and they ran that pub together until Williamís death in 12th of June 1854 and Sarah remained on paying rent for that address until 1860 when a Mr. Woodcock took over.
The grub must have been good at the Laurie Arms and the Castle when Sarah was there because in her younger years she had been head-cook for William George Monckton-Arundell, 5th Viscount Galway at his residence Serlby Hall in Nottinghamshire! ***
1848/Wm Robson/../../../Post Office Directory
1851/William Robson/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/William Robson/Victualler/44/Kirby Hill, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Sarah Robson/Sife/43/Snape, Yorkshire/Census
1851/William Robson/Son/3/St Andrews Holborn/Census
1851/James Johnson/Nephew, Barman/18/Darlington, Durham/Census
1851/Catharine Kennely/House Servant/20/Ireland/Census
1851/Helen Clarke/House Servant/29/Ireland/Census
1851/Charles Couldridge/Lodger, Carpenter, Widow/48/Crediton, Devon/Census
1856/Mrs Sarah Robson/../../../Post Office Directory
1866/Hy. Sidney/../../../P.O. Directory **
1869/Henry Sidney/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Henry Sidney/Licensed Victualler/51/Leicestershire/Census
1871/Caroline Pitts/Cousin, Barmaid/40/Rutlandshire/Census
1871/Fanny Everett/Visitor, Widow/56/Devonshire/Census
1871/Ann Hughes/General Servant, Widow/50/Lancashire/Census
1881/Charles Challenger/Licensed Victualler/39/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Charles S Challenger/Son/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert E Challenger/Son/6/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Louise M Challenger/Daughter/4/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Lillia A Challenger/Daughter/2/Nunhead, Surrey/Census
1881/J A Wootton/Barman/18/Amersham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Jane Boots/General Servant/18/Bermondsey/Census
1881/Arthur Sykes/Manager/21/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1882/Charles Challenger/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Arthur Salter/../../../Business Directory of London **
1885/Arthur Salter/../../../Post Office Directory **
1893/Mrs Elizabeth Salter/../../../Post Office Directory **
1911/Annie Bridgman/Licensed Victualler, Widow/62/Geddington, NOrthamptonshire/Census
1911/Thomas William Bridgman/Son, Auctioneers clerk/25/London/Census
1911/Louis Benjamin Vandean/Son in Law, Artificial Florist Manager/32/London/Census
1911/Annie Elizabeth Vandean/Daughter/27/London/Census
1911/Ada Clara Davey/Barmaid/23/London/Census
1911/Rose Ann Hulbert/Barmaid/22/London/Census
1921/Walter James Briggs/../../../Post Office Directory **
1944/Rd Hy Richards/../../../Post Office Directory
1950/Rd. Hy. Richards/../../../Post Office Directory **
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Jasmin Leuthold
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