pub closed in 1993 and is currently lying empty. I was briefly called Deco but
is now the Asorock Palace, a Nigerian restaurant ** / *** Listed as the Kings
Arms, Hoxton Old town in the 1860 and 1862 license transfers. The address is 113
Hoxton Old Town in 1856, and 124 Hoxton Old Town in 1851 and earlier, prior to
street renaming. It is also sometimes given as 124 High Street. *+
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Shoreditch, East London.
Kings Arms, 295 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch - circa 1940
At the front, second on the left was Albert Croll &
third on the left was Maurice Croll.
The licensee of The King Arms, Admiral Keppel and Queen Victoria, i.e. Mrs L Croll was Albert's wife.
Kindly provided by Patricia Fenner
Kings Arms, 295 Hoxton Street, N1 - in May 2007
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Kings Arms, 295 Hoxton Street. N1 - August 2010
Kindly provided by Tris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1839/James Hobbs/../../../Pigots Directory
1842/Jas Hobbs/Kings Arms, 124 Hoxton Old Town/../../Hobsons Directory
July 1849/James Hobbs sen/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
July 1849/James Hobbs jun/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1851/James Hobbs/Kings Arms, 124 Hoxton Old Town/../../Kellys Directory
January 1854/Thomas Jeremiah Worton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1854/John Hayes Tamsett/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1856/Henry Landon & Co/../../../Post Office Directory
August 1856/Mary Ann Tamsett/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
August 1856/George Rothwell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
March 1860/George Bentley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
March 1860/George Tilly/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
19th November 1860/Margaret White (executrix of George Tilley deceased)/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
19th November 1860/George Allison/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1861/Sarah Hartland/Wife/45/Ashburton, Gloucester/Census
1861/Eliza Sadleir/Servant/22/West Bergholt, Essex/Census
October 1862/William Hartland/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer
October 1862/William Henry Davis/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer
March 1863/William Henry Davis/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1863/Albert Davis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
May 1865/Albert Davis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1865/John Samuel Sweasey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
March 1867/John Samuel Sweasey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
March 1867/John Samuel Sweasey sen/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1869/John Sweasey/../../../Post Office Directory
July 1869/John Samuel Sweasey/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
July 1869/John William McCloud/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
March 1871/John William McLeod/Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser
March 1871/Samuel Digby/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser
22nd January 1876/Samuel Digby/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
22nd January 1876/John Edward Woolven/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1881/Joseph W Heaton/Licensed Victualler/41/York/Census
1881/Jane Ann Nettleson/Daughter/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Cassy/Domestic Servant/19/Oxford/Census
1882/Joseph William Heaton/../../../Post Office Directory
My great great uncle, Thomas Rushent, was a licensed victualler at this pub in 1884 and details appear in Morris’s Business Directory of London at that date. Thomas was quite a personality. He was a sergeant in the Grenadier Guards and fought and was injured in the Crimea. He was awarded the Queens Crimea Medal with 4 clasps, the Turkish Crimea Medal, the 1887 Jubilee Medal with 1897 clasp. In 1877 he was made a Yeoman of the Guard. He died in Walthamstow in 1905. *
1884/Thomas Rushent/../../../Morris Business of London Directory *
1891/Augustus Buckingham/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Augustus T Buckingham/Licensed Victualler/40/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Emma E Buckingham/Wife/36/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Augustus O Buckingham/Son/14/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Emma F Buckingham/Daughter/12/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Ethel F Buckingham/Daughter/6/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Oscar S Buckingham/Son/4/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/William Barber/Barman/18/Carlton, Norfolk/Census
1891/Kate Salter/Domestic Servant/26/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
Augustus T Buckingham is next at the Green Man & French Horn
1895/Harry James Newman/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/William Rogers/../../../Post Office Directory
1910/William Geffers/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Henry Geffers/Retired farmer/67/Germany/Census
1915/William Geffers/../../../Post Office Directory *+
1921/William Cranwell/../../../Post Office Directory
1934/James Ainsworth/../../../Kellys Directory
1936/W F Stevens/../../../BT Telephone Directory [CLErknwl 5581]
1938/Walter Frederick Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory
1939/W F Stevens/../../../BT Telephone Directory [CLErknwl 5581]
1941/W F Stevens/../../../BT Telephone Directory [CLErknwl 5581]
1944/George Frederick Brooks/../../../Post Office Directory
My Aunt Lilian Rose Croll was licensee to both the Admiral Keppel, 232 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch and the Kings Arms, 295 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch in the mid 1900s. She also had another pub which I believe was The Queen Victoria. Above is a photo taken outside the Kings Arms of all the male customers who appear to be going off on a Pub Outing. ***
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Graham Jervis
*+ Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Carol Stocker
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