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Assembly House Arms, 298 Kentish Town Road NW5

St Pancras index

At Commercial Place, Kentish Town in 1856. The Pub was rebuilt in its present form in 1896. ** The pub gets its name from the time in the 18th century when it was the last hostelry between Kentish Town and Highgate and Hampstead to the north. Travellers would assemble there to travel in large groups to protect themselves from the highwaymen and footpads who roamed the district. The building in 1896 is boarded up prior to demolition; The current pub opened in 1898.
The drinking fountain in the foreground is still in place outside the Overground station.  *+

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Pancras parish, City of London, which includes a large number of areas that include Camden Town, large parts of Grays Inn Road, Tottenham Court Road, Kentish Town, Euston Road, Regents Park etc.

Assembly House, Kentish Town in circa 1750

Assembly House, Kentish Town in circa 1750

Assembly House, Kentish Town road circa 1896. The building is boarded up prior to demolition

Assembly House, Kentish Town road circa 1896. The building is boarded up prior to demolition

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Assembly House, Kentish Town Road circa 1900 and  landlord Thomas McCloud Mills

Assembly House, Kentish Town Road circa 1900 and  landlord Thomas McCloud Mills

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

and Assembly House, Kentish Town in 1961

and Assembly House, Kentish Town in 1961

Richard Burton was a star in a film called "villain" and some of the location shots were taken 'here'. Elizabeth Taylor came to watch her husband, and here they are with our Manager and his wife, Mr & Mrs C E McDonald ***

Richard Burton & the Assembly House in 1970

Richard Burton & the Assembly House in 1970

Both kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

A still from the 1971 film Villain showing the interior with Richard Burton standing in the doorway.

A still from the 1971 film Villain showing the interior with Richard Burton standing in the doorway.

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Assembly House, 292-294 Kentish Town Road, NW5 - in March 2007

Assembly House, 292-294 Kentish Town Road, NW5 - in March 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1826/John White/../../../Middlesex Directory

1833-34/Sarah White, Assembly House, Kentish Town/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Sarah White/../../../Pigots Directory

1846/S Thorogood/../../../Post Office Directory

The Times in 13 October, 1848; reported in the "Middlesex Sessions", recording that a "James Wire" had applied for a renewal of his license for music and dancing at the "Assembly House, Kentish-town", which was duly granted on Thursday, October 12. *

August 1850/Mary Wise, widow of late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

December1853/Charles Crane/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

December 1853/Thomas Armstrong Prior/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/T A Prior/../../../Post Office Directory

September 1855/Thomas Armstrong Prior/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

September 1855/William Marshall Ford/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

January 1857/William Marshall Ford/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1857/Joseph Creech/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Henry Bryon/Victualler, Widow/57/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Rosetta Crouch/Niece, Housekeeper/35/Kingston, Surrey/Census
1861/William Crouch/Son of Niece/10/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1861/Edward Crouch/Son of Niece/4/Bread street, London/Census
1861/Emily A Crouch/Daughter of Niece/2/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1861/Louisa A Payne/House Servant/19/Kent street, Borough, Surrey/Census

1862/Henry Bryon/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/William Harwood/Licensed Victualler/48/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Susan Harwood/Wife/47/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Harwood/Son/17/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Jennings/Barman/23/Barkin, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Fuller/Barman/19/Suffolk/Census
1881/Henry Hackens/Barman/19/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Freshing/Barmaid/20/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Watson/Cook, Widow/24/Plaistow, Essex/Census

1882/William Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Goddard & Sullivan/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas McCloud Mills/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Walter Wm Collison/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Harry Augustus Lloyd/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Harry Augustus Lloyd/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/James Rossiter Anning/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Fredc French/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Frederic Joseph French/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Frederic Joseph French/../../../Post Office Directory

1958-65/George Harvey Matthews/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

George Harvey Matthews joined Trumans in August 1955 as licensee of the Army and Navy, Stoke Newington, until June 1958, when he and his wife moved to the Assembly House, Kentish Town.
Their warm personalities soon won them a lot of friends in all parts of the Trade and their varied interests make it easy for any visitor to enjoy a conversation with them. Proof of Harvey's popularity in the Trade is in the fact that he has been elected Chairman of the St Pancras LVA for the past three years. Before joining the Company, Mr and Mrs Matthews were schoolteachers and, though the change of occupation may seem strange, they soon became 'naturals'. They have a family - a daughter and two sons; they are moving shortly to the Duke of St Albans at Highgate. - Black Eagle Journal ***


 Mr & Mrs Matthews, Assembly House, Kentish Town in 1965

Mr & Mrs Matthews, Assembly House, Kentish Town in 1965

Kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson
 


1970/Mr & Mrs C E McDonald/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

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*+ Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

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