This pub was rebuilt in around 1900 and is also known as ‘Crocker’s Folly’ after early landlord Frank Crocker. It is a Grade II* building, but closed on 14 March 2004 and has an uncertain future. ** Known as the Crockers Folly when it closed in 2004. This pub has been restored to its extraordinary Victorian splendour with the upper floors converted to residential use and reopened on 25th October 2014, still retaining the former name of the Crockers Folly though now largely a Lebanese restaurant and cocktail bar. ***
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Marylebone, London. The St Marylebone, London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Crown Tavern, 23/24 Aberdeen Place, NW8 - in April 2009
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.
1841/Hen Beasley/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1848/James Webster/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1851/James Webster/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1856/James Webster/../../../Post Office Directory ****
October 1857/executors of James Webster/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
October 1857/Francis Rose/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1869/Thomas Wilkes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1879/E Bartlett/../../../Hutchings & Crowsley’s Directory **
1881/George Clark/Licensed Victualler/62/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Maria Clark/Wife/60/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Clark/Son, Tobacconist (Out Of Business)//Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Clark/Daughter in Law/22/Barford, Oxford/Census
1881/Marie F Clark/Grand Child/4/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lillian K Clark/Grand Child/2/Hampstead, Middlesex/Census
1881/Bertram E G Clark/Grand Child/11 months/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Jane Brown/Barmaid/16/Scotland/Census
1881/Mary E Compson/General Domestic/16/Portsmouth/Census
1882/George Clark/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/George Clark/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1888/George Watkins/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/Frank Crocker/../../../Post Office Directory ****
My father's sister, Ethel Barker, married Charles Durden. The pub was run by Ethel Durden, Charles Durden, Bernard Barker and Clarence Barker as a family concern. Clarence ran a large billiard hall in the pub. This was around 1924; and somewhere I have a picture of myself on the outside balcony with my grandmother.
Charles Durden later killed himself by jumping from the window on the corner, where the grand piano was (as opposed to Richard Tames' book, which says that Crocker did this - this is wrong, it was my uncle). Charles Durden was previously at the Lord Nelson, Old Kent Road shortly after being married, and probably at the Ship & Billet, in Greenwich by 1904. *
1917/Charles Durden/../../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Charles Durden/../../../Post Office Directory **
1934/Charles Durden/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1938/Charles Durden/Thios record is probably a year out of date/../../Post Office Directory ****
* Provided By Moyna Wilson
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Tris
**** 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