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Crown Tavern, 23 Aberdeen Place, Maida Hill, Marylebone, London NW8

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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. ***

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Crown Tavern, 23/24 Aberdeen Place, NW8 - in April 2009

Crown Tavern, 23/24 Aberdeen Place, NW8 - in April 2009

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Residents at this address.

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

1861/Charles Viner/Licensed Victualler/56/Frome, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary A Viner/Wife/60/Wrotham, Kent/Census
1861/William Lear/Waiter/41/City of London, St Clements/Census
1861/Eliza Lear/House Servant/34/Crembell, Hampshire/Censu
1861/Elizabeth Penton/House Servant/20/Hinxton, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/William T Dunn/Lodger, Gentlemans Coachman/22/Bromfield, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Richard Moor/Lodger, Gentlemans Groom/28/Tipperary, Ireland/Census

1865/Charles Viner, Crown, 23 Aberdeen place/../../Post Office Directory

Charles Viner is at the Rose and Crown, Crooms Hill by the 1871 census

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

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