Southwark St George Martyr index
Before proper numbering of Old Kent Road, the Castle was at Youls Place, Old Kent Road.
Castle 205 Old Kent Road, there was a pub on the site on a map dated 1745, local legend has it that it was named from Oliver Cromwell's fort nearby, its name was changed to the Gin Palace circa 1985. **
The Castle, Old Kent Road, Southwark SE1 - an earlier picture
Kindly provided by Tony Page
Castle, 205 - 209 Old Kent Road, Southwark SE1
Kindly provided by Paul Prior
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southwark St George Martyr, Surrey, London. The Southwark St George Martyr, Surrey , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1794/John Hawley Rous/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the
London Metropolitan Archives ***
1822/Charles Sims/Castle, Old Kent road/../../Victuallers Recognizance
1825/John Phillips/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1826/John Phillips/../../../Victuallers Recognizance
1833-34/John Phillips, Castle, 7 Vouls place, Old Kent road/../../Pigots Directory
1834/Mr John Phillips/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1839/James Boorman/../../../Pigot's Directory ***
1843/James Boorman/Castle, Youls Place, Old Kent Road/../../Post Office Directory
1848/John Knowles/Castle, Youls Place, Old Kent Road/../../Post Office Directory
1851/John Knowles/Castle, Youls Place, Old Kent Road/../../Kellys Directory
September1850/John Knowles/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
September 1850/George John Spreadbury/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
My third Great-grand father George John Spreadbury was the Licensed Victualler (Publican) here at the time of his death on the 24th April 1861. Prior to being at the Castle, he is a licensed victualler at the King Johns Head, Abbey Street, in Bermondsey. *
30 March 1851/Emma, daughter of George John & Sarah Spreadbury, Old Kent Road - Victualler./Baptism
1851/George J Spreadbury/Licensed Victualler/38/Stones End, Surrey/Census
1851/Sarah Spreadbury/Daughter/13/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Lousia Spreadbury/Daughter/4/Bermondsey, surrey/Census
1851/Emma E Spreadbury/Daughter/1 month/St George Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Prudence Chard/Nurse/59/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Phillip Friend/Barman/21/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1856/George John Spreadbury/Castle, Youls Place, Old Kent Road/../../Post Office Directory
1861/George Spreadbury/Publican, Widow/48/Southwark, Surrey/Census *
1861/Thomas Spreadbury/Son, Lawyers Clerk/17/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1861/Lousia Spreadbury/Daughter/14/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/Julia E Grick/Housekeeper/32/Strand, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Sampson/Barman/18/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth Grunsdell/Servant/20/Strand, Middlesex/Census
27 May 1861 - The Will with a codicil of George John Spreadbury late of the Castle Inn Old Kent Road in the County of Surrey Licensed Victualler deceased who died 24 April 1861 at the Castle Inn aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Alexander Wilkinson of Spitalfields in the County of Middlesex Gentleman one of the executors. *
1869/John Ashby/../../../Post Office Directory
1874/John Ashby/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory
1881/John Ashby/Licensed Victualler, Widow/67/Beddington, Surrey/Census
1881/Agnes Ashby/Daughter/25/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census
1881/Allen Ashby/Nephew, Barman/29/Tulsedale, Surrey/Census
1881/Frank Shelley/Barman/29/Mitcham, Surrey/Census
1881/George Napper/Barman/23/Gosport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Fredrick Griggs/Barman/18/Soho, Middlesex/Census
1881/Julia Allen/Cook/24/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1882/John Ashby/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/William Steer/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Samuel William Steer/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/John F Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Thomas Manning Trood/../../../Post Office Directory
1910/Edward Henry Westley/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Frederick Enoch Clarke/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Joseph D Dovey/../../../Hughes Directory
1934/Arnold Alfred Nelson/../../../Post Office Directory ***
1938/Arnold Alfred Nelson/../../../Hughes Directory
1944/Mrs Ada Gladys Nelson/../../../Hughes Directory
* Provided By Jan Novotny
** Provided By Bill Rigby
*** Provided By Ewan
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