St Mary Aldermanbury index
This pub was established by 1634 and mostly
demolished and replaced by offices and warehouses by 1920. However a small
pub, possibly the former Tap, survived until demolition in around 1936.
The address of this pub was also given as 20 Aldermanbury; aka The Axe **
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Mary Aldermanbury parish, City of London. The St Mary Aldermanbury, City of London Public House Trade Directory 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.
1757/John Lowe / Hostler /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1758/Robert Park/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1758/Thomas Prince / Hostler /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1760/James Crompton/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1760/Robert Turner / Servant /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1805/James Holt, inn keeper and agent, Axe Inn, Aldermanbury/../../Holdens Directory
I am writing a book at the Georgian Stagecoach, and used your site to track one Joseph Alcock from the Swan with two Necks to the Axe. He arrived in 1817 :
This from the Staffordshire Advertiser - obviously trying to pick up some coach trade. 23.8.1817 *
Joseph Alcock, From the Swan Inn, Lad lane, London,
Most respectfully acquaints his Friends and the Public, he has taken the old established Axe Inn, Aldermanbury, London, which, from its recent improvements and local situation, will be found replete with every accommodation for Private Families, Commercial Gentlemen etc.
J A Begs to assure them he has made a selection of the best Wines of the choicest villages, which for richness and flavour cannot be excelled : a plentiful larder will always be supplied, and every attention that can tend to their comfort or merit patronage, diligently observed.
NB Coaches daily to all parts of the Kingdom, Neat Post-Chaies etc
London August 12th 1817. *
1819/Joseph Alcock/../../../P.O. Directory **
1822/William Miller, Axe Inn, 20 Aldermanbury/../../../Pigots Directory **
1825/Mr Miller/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1825/Mr Holt, Axe, Aldermanbury/../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1825/William Miller/../../../Pigots Directory **
1832/N Hartley/Axe Tavern & Hartleys Hotel/../../Robsons Directory
1833-34/Nathaniel Hartley, Axe Inn, 20 Aldermanbury/../../Pigots Directory
1836/N Hartley/Axe Tavern/../../Robsons Directory
1835/N Hartley/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1841/N Hartley/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1842/N Hartley/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1843/Nathaniel Hartley, Axe hotel, Tavern & Coffeehouse, 20 Aldermanbury /../../Kellyís Directory
1846/J H Spear/../../../P.O. Directory
1848/John Lane, Axe hotel, 10 Aldermanbury & Three Nun Court/../../P.O. Directory
1850/John Lane/../../../P.O. Directory **
1851/John Lane/../../../Kellyís Directory **
1852/John Lane/../../../Watkinís Directory **
May 1853/William Robinson/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
May 1853/George Parsons/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
1856/George Parsons/../../../Post Office Directory
March 1860/William Lake Scott/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
March 1860/William Lindsey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1862/William Lindsay/../../../Post Office Directory
1869/B Hayden/../../../Post Office Directory
1874/J J Knowles, Axe Inn, Three Nun court, Aldermanbury, EC/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory
1881/Thomas J Taylor/Licensed Victualler/34/Hoxne, Suffolk/Census
1881/Kate S Taylor/Wife/35/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1881/Grace M Clarke/Barmaid/22/St Giles In The Fields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Carpenter/Barmaid/25/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Thomas McDermott/Potman/23/Londonderry, Ireland/Census
1882/Thomas John Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Thos. J Taylor/../../../Business Directory of London **
1886/Thomas John Taylor/../../../Business Directory of London **
1891/Fanny Harvey/Barmaid/27/Fordham, Essex/Census
1891/Nellie Wright/Barmaid/34/Fordham, Essex/Census
1891/William New/Potman/23/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1899/Charles Bonner Mackness/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/Fanny Harvey/Tavern Manageress/36/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Nellie Wright/Barmaid/45/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Ernest Rogers/Cellerman/27/London East/Census
1906/Chas. B Mackness/../../../Morrisí Business Directory of London **
1910/Charles Bonner Mackness/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Fanny Harvey/Barmaid/48/Fordham, Essex/Census
1911/Nellie Wright/Barmaid/58/Fordham, Essex/Census
1911/Ernest Edward Rokes/Cellerman/36/Great Parndon, Essex/Census
1921/Chas B Mackness/../../../Hughes Directory
* Provided By James Hobson
** Provided By Stephen Harris
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