Paddington pub history index
Although the Masons Arms is no longer there, I don"t think it was destroyed during WW2, as the exterior seems to have appeared in the film 1956 film ’23 Paces from Baker Street” which contained a lot of London location filming. The Tyburnia section of Volume 9 of the Victoria County History of Middlesex suggests that the area was redeveloped circa 1961 to make way for the Water Gardens luxury flats that are there now. Titchborne Street is now under that development. The pub is not quite dead as when the Water Gardens were built a pub called The Heron was built into the ground floor of the flats on a site very close to the Masons Arms. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Paddington, West London. The Paddington, London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Masons Arms taken in about 1915. I have been told that my Grandparents Herbert Stapley and Sarah Penney worked in the kitchen there as a Kitchen Clerk and Sauce Chef. They are the couple on the left in the picture. I think that the pub was probably destroyed during a bombing raid in WWII. **
Kindly Provided By David Scotter
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
September 1849/Samuel West/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
September 1849/John Stokes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1851/John Stokes/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1856/William Hulbert/../../../Post Office Directory ****
July 1864/William Hulber/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****
July 1864/William Lawford/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****
October 1865/Mary Ann lawford, executrix of William lawford, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****
October 1865/Henry Hart/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****
July 1867 /Henry Hart/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
July 1867 /William Edward Harrison/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1869/W E Harrison/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/William E Harrison/Licensed Victualler/37/Paddington, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Marion Harrison/Wife/28/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1871/Frederick W Harrison/Son/3/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ada Harrison/Daughter/1/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia Worlidge/Barmaid/28/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1871/Louisa Alexander/Nursemaid/31/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A McCarthy/General Servant/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Hewbury/Potman/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Holmer/Lodger/14/Luton, Bedfordshire/Census
1881/Thomas H Barrett/Licensed Victualler/27/Quarley, Hampshire/Census ****
1881/Ellen Barrett/Licensed Victualler Wife/26/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas R Barrett/Son/1/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Anne Pennington/Visitor, Nurse (SMS)/32/Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Alice Melbourne/Cook/?/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie L Swire/Housemaid/26/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1882/Thomas H Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/Thomas H Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Henry Gordon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1895/George Best Winter/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/Henry Everson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1902/Francis White/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1910/Philpot Bros/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/Percy Walters/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1934/Percy Walters/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1938/E G Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/E G Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
* Provided By Simon Finch
** Provided By David Scotter
**** 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