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Goose & Gridiron, 8 London House Yard, St Gregory by St Pauls EC4

St Gregory by St St Pauls pub history index

Prior to the Great Fire of 1666, this pub was called the Mitre, on re-building it was renamed the Lyre. By 1717 it was called the Goose & Gridiron. It was rebuilt in 1786 and demolished in 1895. An 1895 watercolour of the pub by John Phillipps Emslie is kept in the print collection of the Guildhall Library.  **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Gregory by St Pauls parish, City of London. The St Gregory by St Pauls, City of London Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The first picture is circa 1890 and shows the pub from St Paul's Churchyard. The second is the pub sign, just visible in the centre window of the first floor, which is at the Museum of London. The pubs name was probably The Swan & Lyre which became The Goose and Gridiron. A masonic lodge met there for many years and on the 24th of June; 1717 the first Quarterly Communication of the Grand Lodge of England was held at the pub.

Goose & Gridiron, 8 London House Yard, St Gregory by St Pauls, City of London - circa 1890

Goose & Gridiron, 8 London House Yard, St Gregory by St Pauls, City of London - circa 1890

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Goose & Gridiron Pub sign, 8 London House Yard, St Gregory by St Pauls - in the museum of London

Goose & Gridiron Pub sign, 8 London House Yard, St Gregory by St Pauls - in the museum of London

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1742/Roger Ellis / Publican /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1766/Mr Walker / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1766/Edward Brophy / Head Waiter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1767/James Walker/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1803/Joseph Howes / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1808/William Smith / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1817/Francis Ellen / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

April 1827/Mrs Charott/../../../LV Asylum ****

1839/John Reeve/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/John Mathews/../../../P.O. Directory **

July 1849/John Matthews/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

July 1849/William Making/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1851/William Making/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1856/William Making/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Wm Making/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/William Making/Publican/50/Lavenham, Suffolk/Census ****
1871/Sophia Making/Wife/50/Lavenham, Suffolk/Census
1871/William H Making/Son, Accountants Clerk/16/Castle Baynard, London/Census
1871/Clara E Making/Daughter/19/Castle Baynard, London/Census
1871/Edith A Making/Daughter/8/Castle Baynard, London/Census
1871/James Davis/Boarder, Commercial Traveller, Widow/46/Pontypool,Wales/Census
1871/John Hayes/Boarder, Silversmith/22/Birmingham/Census
1871/Joseph Tarrey/Boarder, Omnibus Driver/55/Hounslow/Census
1871/Edwin Front/Waiter/30/Barton, Bedfordshire/Census
1871/Jane Rubidy/Barmaid/19/Oak Brook, Shepherds Burt/Census
1871/Sophia Albert/Cook/25/Stepney/Census

1874/W Making/../../../H D Miles’ London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers’ Directory **

1881/William Making/Licensed Victualler, Widow/63/Lewisham, Suffolk/Census
1881/William H Making/Son, Licensed Victualler/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Isabella Making/Sons Wife, Licensed Victualler/26/Bucks Wendover/Census
1881/Edith A Making/Daughter, Lady/18/City London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maude J Making/Sons Daughter/1/City London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Betwick/Servant, Widow/42/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Field/Barmaid/17/Harrow/Census
1881/E R Thomas/Commercial Traveler/28/Remscheid (B S), Germany/Census

1882/Wm Making/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Wm Making/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1889/William Makin / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1889/Annie Keith / Barmaid /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1891/William Henry Making/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Henry Making/Licensed Victualler/30/City, London/Census ****
1891/Eliza Mary Mead/Manageress/29/61 New Church Street, Bermondsey/Census
1891/Anne Maria Keiber/Barmaid/24/Military Road, Colchester/Census
1891/Florence Alice Parsons/Servant/18/Alma Terrace, Buxton/Census
1891/Ellen Catherine Coleman/Servant/14/Brushfield Street, Bishopsgate/Census
1891/George Back/Servant/22/Chase Square, Stratford/Census
1891/E C Watts/Boarder, Clerk/19/41 Park Road, Tottenham/Census
1891/F Dibble/Boarder, Clerk/22/Wandsworth/Census

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*** Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Saturday, 30-Sep-2017 16:28:27 BST