London historical street directory and pub history

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Ennismore Arms, Ennismore Gardens, St Margaret, Westminster

Westminster St Margaret index

This was the first building to be constructed on the new Kingston House estate, and was built in 1845-7. It stood at the southern end of Ennismore Mews, which ran behind the houses on the eastern side of Princes Terrace. It suffered bomb damage during WW II and was rebuilt by Watney’s in the 1950s. It was closed in 2002 and subsequently demolished despite CAMRA opposition. * The address appears to be 2 Ennismore mews in most directories.

Michael Bradley at 35 Brompton square, Knightsbridge in 1953 - to my left was the Ennismore Arms

Michael Bradley at 35 Brompton square, Knightsbridge in 1953 - to my left was the Ennismore Arms

Ennismore Arms, Ennismore Gardens, St Margaret, Westminster - top left and bottom pictires. The picture top right is the rebuild in 2003

Ennismore Arms, Ennismore Gardens, St Margaret, Westminster - top left and bottom pictires. The picture top right is the rebuild in 2003

Kindly provided by Michael Bradley


A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Westminster, St Margaret - London. The Westminster - St Margaret,  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.

1851/James Bloggriff/Licensed Victualler/31/London Middlesex/Census *
1851/Elenor Bloggriff/Wife/40/../Census
1851/ S… Leeds/Servant/20/York Census
1851/John Ward/Lodger/38/Worthing/Census

27th Jan 1852/Application to transfer License from James Broggreff to Edward Clarke /../../../ The Era *
Mr Broggreff had gone to New Zealand, and magistrates refused the transfer in his absence. A new License was granted to Edward Clarke at the General Licensing Session on 24th March 1852

31st Jan 1853/ License transfer from Edwin Clarke to Robert Alpe/../../../ The Era *

1856/Robert Alpe/../../../Post Office Directory ****

9th Nov 1858/ License transfer from Robert Alpe to William Williams/../../../ The Era *

1861/William Williams/Publican/38/Wayham Kent/Census *
1861/Mary Williams/Wife/35/Hardwick Derbyshire/Census
1861/Frederick Williams/Son/8 months/Westminster London/Census
1861/Jane Hall/Niece/16/Hardwick Derbyshire/Census
1861/Sophia Smith/House Servant/20/Langley Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/John Hicks/House Servant/19/Westminster/Census
1861/Robert Jackson/Stableman/47/Brighton Sussex/Census
1861/Thomas Whitehead/Lodger/50/Grantham Lincolnshire/Census
1861/Robert Williams/Lodger/38/Durham/Census
1861/William Perkins/Lodger/23/Harkley Lincolnshire/Census
1861/Frederick Phipps/Lodger/25/Cheldon Oxfordshire/Census
1861/William Lamb/Lodger/21/Reading Berkshire/Census
1861/Joseph Holloway/Lodger.25/Canterbury Kent/Census
1861/William Clist/Lodger/23/Devon/Census
The lodgers were all unmarried and working as stablemen

8th Aug 1865/ License transfer from William Williams to Zenas Fickling/../../../ The Era *

1869/Z Fickling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Zenas Fickling/Publican/48/Norfolk/Census ****
1871/Emma Fickling/Wife/49/Ilford, Essex/Census
1871/Benjamin Fickling/Son, Clerk/23/Westminster, London/Census
1871/William J Fickling/Son/20/St Pancras, London/Census
1871/Caroline Fickling/Daughter/18//Westminster, London/Census
1871/Julia E Fickling/Daughter/16//Westminster, London/Census
1871/James Morgan/Potman/22/Windsor, Berkshire/Census
1871/Alfred Dossett/Potman/18/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
1871/Louisa M Peck/General Servant/23/Windsor, Berkshire/Census

1874/Zenas Fickling/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory ****

1881/Emma Fickling/Licensed Victualler, Widow/59/Chadwell Heath, Essex/Census ****
1881/Caroline Fickling/Daughter/27/S Margt, Middlesex/Census
1881/Percy S Brown/Barman/19/Stckwell, Surrey/Census
1881/John Thrower/Potman/18/Kingston, Surrey/Census
1881/Eliza K Yeoman/Barmaid/16/Road, Somerse/Census
1881/Margaret E Cooper/General Domestic/18/Shropshire/Census

1891/Emma Fickling/Licensed Victualler/70/Ilford Essex/Census *
1891/Elizabeth E Fickling/Granddaughter/13/Chelsea/Census
1891/Richard Wicks/Barman/35.Kentish Town/Census
1891/Frances C Baker/Domestic/35/Islington/Census
1891/Arthur E Brown/Barman/18/Elstree Herts/Census

1894/Benjamin Fickling/2 Ennismore mews/../../Electoral Register ****

1899 - 1919/Benjamin Fickling/2 Ennismore mews, residence 138 Castlenau, Barnes/../../Electoral Register ****

1899/Mrs Emma Fickling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Sarah Pallett/Housekeeper/49/Brentwood Essex/Census *
1901/Dulcie PallettWig Maker/22/Wandsworth Surrey/Census
1901/Emma Maple/Public House Manageress/22/Stratford Essex/Census
1901/James Montellen/Barman/34/Aldersgate London/Census
1901/Edward Caskry/Barman/18/St George Han Sq London/Census

1910/Benjamin Fickling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/B Fickling/../../../Hughes Directory ****

1934/Sidney John Hopkinson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Sidney John Hopkinson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1961/In 1961, managed the Ennismore, before running my own pub, the Wheelwrights Arms, in Kingston **

* Provided By John Hills

** Provided By Michael Bradley (Perth)

**** Provided By Kevan

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 Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

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

And Last updated on: Monday, 18-Jun-2018 22:50:07 BST