At 279 Poplar High Street before 1871 and renumbering. A tavern has existed here since at least 1690, rebuilt about 1868-70 and the current tavern was built about 1927 ***
The pub was rebuilt in 1870 and again in 1928. It closed and was demolished in 2003 after 313 years. The pub sign is all that remains. **
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Poplar, London - in East London. The Poplar, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
White Horse, High Street, Poplar - early picture
White Horse Sign, Poplar High Street
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
White Horse, 9 & 11 Poplar High Street, E14 - Marie & Joe Hutchings welcome you
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
White Horse, Poplar High Street - in May 2006
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.
The landlord in 1745 (and I think until her death in 1780) was listed as James Howes. There is more to this
than meets the eye as 'James Howes' was in fact a woman called Mary East who
lived as "man and wife" with a 'Mrs Howes' (who was also a woman, real name
Miss How). **
1833/Mrs Edward Hodges/../../../LV Assosication
1835/Edw. Hodges/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1837/John Bridal/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1839/Edward Hodges/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1842/Edw. Hodges/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1851/Edward Hodges/../../../Kellys Directory
[Sittingbourne was spelt Citinbourne, so a little error in census enumerator transcription may occur here]
1851/Eliza Hodges/Inn Keeper/20/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Ceson/Cousin, House Keeper/27/Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
1851/Edward Curse/Cousin, Visitor/18/Rochester, Kent/Census
1851/Mary Ann Lewis/House Servant/22/Strand/Census
1851/Caroline Crever/House Servant/24/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Wield/Publican Manager/21/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/Elizabeth Ferguson/House Keeper/21/Poplar/Census
1861/Sarah Cadie/Visitor, Widow/72/Chelham, Kent/Census
1861/Thomas Bentley/Barman/19/Stanfield, Essex/Census
1862/Edward Hodges/../../../P.O. Directory **
March 1864/James Drake/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
March 1864/William Uffindell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
May 1865/William Uffindell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1865/William King/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
November 1867/William King/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
November 1867/Harry Thomas Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1869/Harry Thomas Brown/../../../Post Office Directory
September 1870/Harvey Thomas Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
September 1870/John Andrew/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
May 1873/Richard Carnell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
May 1873/Henry Josiah Moore/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
October 1875/Henry Josiah Moore/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
October 1875/Alfred Binnion/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1876/Alfred Binnion/../../../Post Office Directory
August 1878/George Stebbing/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
August 1878/William Dakin/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1881/James Bloxham/Licensed Victualler/30/Northampton/Census
1881/Lilly Bloxham/Daughter/1/Chiselhurst, Kent/Census
1881/Frances Bloxham/Sister, Domestic Servant/20/Northampton/Census
1882/James Bloxham/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/James Bloxham/../../../Post Office Directory
1886/Charles T Oliver/../../../Business Directory of London **
1891/Charles Farrance/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/John William Reeves/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Mrs Rebecca Miller/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/Lucy Meeds/Head, Widow/62/../Census
1901/James Meeds/Son, Publican/23/Sussex/Census
1901/Jenny Matthews/Barmaid/21/Poplar, London/Census
1910/James Meeds/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Harry Scott/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Harry Scott/../../../Post Office Directory
1927/Harry Scott/../../../Post Office Directory
1934/Harry Scott/../../../Kellys Directory
1938/Mrs E Scott/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/H L & Mrs Isabella M Hellmers/../../../Post Office Directory
J Mercer, of the White Horse, Poplar, entertained six Limehouse widows to a turkey lunch, after hearing that they had a solitary Christmas. One of the guests had never tasted turkey before!
1950/J Mercer/../../../Black Eagle Journal *
1988/A M Mack/../../../Watney Truman List
* Provided by Alex Wilkinson
** Provided by Stephen Harris
*** Survey of London - Athlone Press 1944
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