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Artichoke Tavern, 19 St George Street, St George In East

St George in East Index

The earliest reference to this pub would seem to be a mention in court proceedings at the Old Bailey for 28th. July 1744. In 1839 listed as 19 Ratcliff Highway, before renaming to St George Street. This pub was rebuilt in the mid-twentieth century and by 1983 had been renamed the Caxton. The modern form of the address is 50 The Highway, E1. *** It closed circa 2012 and is now a branch of Domino's pizza. *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George In East, London - in East London. The St George In East,  East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Artichoke, 19 St George Street, St George East in 1896

Artichoke, 19 St George Street, St George East in 1896, the pub on the right hand side of the road in the middle distance is the Artichoke at the intersection of Artichoke Hill. The date of the photograph is 1896.

Kindly provided by Michael Larsen

Artichoke Tavern, 19 St George Street, E1 - in August 2007

Artichoke Tavern, 19 St George Street, E1 - in August 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Artichoke Tavern, 19 St George Street, E1 - in May 2014

Artichoke Tavern, 19 St George Street, E1 - in May 2014

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.

"Sherlock. - Yes, Robert Callaway . In March 1742, the Prisoner sent one William Buck to me.

Q. Do you mean 1741-2, or 1742?

Sherlock. - It was two years ago last March; this Buck kept the Artichoke in Ratcliff Highway,"

citation from The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17440728-31, trial of James Gulleland, 28 Jul 1744



1742/William Buck/../../../www.oldbaileyonline.org ***

1839/Jno Anderson/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1848/Thomas Spurgin/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Thomas Spurgin/../../../Kelly's ****

1851/Charles Hambleton/Victualler/52/Dursley, Gloucestershire/Census ****
1851/Martha Hambleton/Wife/48/Staley, Berkshire/Census
1851/Ann E Hambleton/Daughter/24/Bath, somerset/Census

1856/Thomas Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

October 1862/Thomas Spurgin, deceased/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer****

October 1862/Jane Spurgin, sole executrix of Thomas Spurgin, late occupier/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer ****

11th March 1865/Jane Spurgin, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

11th March 1865/Hannah Hotchkiss/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1865/Hannah Hotchkiss/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1865/John Batty/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Richard Alfred Davidge/../../../Post Office Directory ****

11th March 1871/Alfred Richard Davidge/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

11th March 1871/John Miller/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1875/John Muller/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1875/Margaret Lehrt/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1877/Margaret Malvey, formerly Margaret Lehrt/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1877/Garret Joseph Mulvey, her husband/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

10th January 1880/Joseph Mulney/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/John Phillip Keller/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/Phillip Keller/Licensed Victualler/41/Germany/Census ****
1881/Lizzie Keller/Wife/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Augusta Vogt/Niece/London, Middlesex//Census

1882/John Phillip Keller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Jacob Keller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Jacob Philip Keller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Phillip Keller/Publican/30/Germany/Census ****
1891/Elizabeth Keller/Wife/33/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Phillip Keller/Son/7/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Keller/Daughter/10/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/Henrietta Keller/Daughter/5/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/Martha Bates/Servant/28/Huntingdonshire/Census
1891/Anna Caulston/Servant/14/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/William Jackson/Barman/30/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1891/James Briar/Barman/24/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/Beatrice Keller/Daughter/3 months/St Georges E, London/Census

1895/Jacob Philip Keller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Alfred Huber/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/Alfred Huber/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Joseph Plunkett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Philip Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1983/../Caxton/../../Pub Directory

1988 - 90/Mr K B Livock/Caxton/../../Watney Truman publicans list


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*** Provided By Michael Larsen

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Sunday, 27-Aug-2017 01:07:37 BST