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King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell

Chigwell pub history index

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

King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell

King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell 1887

This illustration from The Trade Signs of Essex  (1887).

Kings Head, Chigwell - circa 1895

Kings Head, Chigwell - circa 1895

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell

Kings head, Chigwell - in 1920

Kings head, Chigwell - in 1920

All kindly donated by Colleen

Kings Head, Chigwell - a full panorama image in 1955

Kings Head, Chigwell - a full panorama image in 1955

Kindly provided by David Twitchett

King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell 1960's ?

Ye Olde Kings Head Gardens 1925

King's Head, Chigwell Road/High Road, Chigwell 2001

15th July 2001

Possibly the most famous pub in Essex, the King's Head was imortalised in Charles Dickens' Barnaby Rudge as the Maypole Inn (a real Maypole does exist in Chigwell). For many years the favourite watering hole of the city merchants and bankers who had the country estates out of London. Has been used as a court and a girl's school.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1828-9/Mary Draper/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Mary Draper/Coach Proprietor & Livery Stable Keeper/../../Pigot's

1839/James Oliver/Coach Proprietor & Livery Stable Keeper/../../Pigot's

1845/George Jenkins/../../../Post Office

1848/George Basham/../../../White's

1851/George Basham/../../../Post Office

1851/George Basham/victualler/37/Epping, Essex/Census **
1851/Susanna Basham/wife/35/Old Buckenham, Norfolk/Census
1851/Sarah A Basham/daughter, scholar/11/Epping, Essex/Census
1851/Jane Basham/daughter, scholar/08/Epping, Essex/Census
1851/George Basham/son, scholar/05/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1851/Frederick Basham/son, scholar/04/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1851/Julia Basham/daughter/03/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1851/Louisa Basham/daughter/01/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1851/Ann Flack/mother in law, cook/54/Norfolk/Census
1851/Harriet Basham/sister, barmaid/21/Essex/Census
1851/James Wright/ostler/24/Woodford, Essex/Census
1851/Sophia Hiner/housemaid/21/Little Swaffham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1851/Zillah Hiner/nursemaid/15/Little Swaffham, Cambridgeshire/Census

1861/George Basham/Inn Keeper employing 5 servant/47/Epping, Essex/Census ****
1861/Susanna Basham/Wife/45/Old Buckingham, Norfolk/Census
1861/Jane Basham/Daughter/18/Epping, Essex/Census
1861/George R Basham/Son/15/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Frederick T Basham/Son/14/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Julia Basham/Daughter/13/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Louisa M Basham/Daughter/11/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Henry G Basham/Son/6/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Alfred Basham/Son/5/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Emma W Basham/Daughter/4/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/Ada S Basham/Daughter/2/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1861/John Rowland/Ostler/32/Harlow, Essex/Census
1861/William Madle/Boots/18/Theydon, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Goodwin/Nursemaid/15/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1861/Caroline /Chambermaid/20/Swaffham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/Adelaide Chapman/House Servant/18/Chevely, Cambridgeshire/Census

1862/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1867/George Basham/../../../Post Office

1865/G. Basham/../../../Kelly's*

1870/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1871/George Basham/../../../Post Office

1871/George Basham/Inn Keeper/57/Epping, Essex/Census ****
1871/Suaan Basham/Wife/55/Buckingham, Norfolk/Census
1871/Jane Basham/Daughter/28/Epping, Essex/Census
1871/Frederick Basham/Son, Barman/24/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Louisa Basham/Daughter/21/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Henry Basham/Son, Apprentice/16/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Emma Basham/Daughter/14/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Ada Basham/Daughter/12/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Chevelin de Chatelain/Boarder/70/Paris, France/Census
1871/Madama de Chatelain/Boarder/46/London/Census
1871/Emma Wittam/Servant/22/Lambourne, Essex/Census
1871/Susan Hallitt/Servant/18/Wisbeach, Suffolk/Census
1871/George Dennis/Servant/22/Great Hallingbury, Essex/Census

1874/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1876/George Basham/../../../Kelly's*

1878/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1881/George Basham/Hotel Keeper/67/Epping, Essex/Census
1881/Susanah Basham/Wife/65/Buckingham, Norfolk/Census
1881/Frederick T. Basham/Son, Farmer/35/Chigwell, Esse/Census
1881/Louisa M. Basham/Daughter/31/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1881/Henry G. Basham/Son, Bank Clerk/26/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred Basham/Son, Barman/25/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1881/Emma W. Basham/Daughter, Assistant (J S)/24/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1881/Frederick Basham/Grandson/11/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/George E. Jacobs/Grandson/5/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Jacobs /Granddaughter/4/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Austin/Potman/18/Epping, Essex/Census
1881/Louisa Welsh/General Servant/21/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Pittman/Chamber Maid/30/Woodford, Essex/Census
1881/Rosina Bowers/Cook/28 /Great Baldingfield, Suffolk/Census

1882/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1885/George Basham/../../../Kelly's*

1886/George Basham/../../../Kelly's

1891/Frederick T Basham/Son, Hotel Keeper/44/Chigwell, Essex/Census ****
1891/George Basham/Head/77/Epping, Essex/Census
1891/Susan Basham/Wife/76/Epping, Essex/Census
1891/Harry G Basham/Son, Bankers Clerk/38/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1891/Louisa M Basham/Daughter/41/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1891/Amelia Sampkins/Barmaid/21/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Edith A Brown/Barmaid/27/Hawkwell, Essex/Census
1891/Elizabeth Whiting/Servant/26/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1891/Jessie Tarling/Servant/20/North Weald, Essex/Census
1891/Edith M Scott/Waiter/22/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1891/Walter J Scott/Waiter/20/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1891/Samuel W Brown/Boots/16/Quarles, Norfolk/Census
1891/Robert W Mofney/Boarder, Decorative Artist/25/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Richard S Burt/Boarder, Grocers Manager/46/Stanford Rivers, Essex/Census

1894/John Webb/../../../Kelly's

1895/John Webb/../../../Kelly's

1898/Walter Lewis/../../../Kelly's

1899/Walter Lewis/../../../Kelly's

1901/Walter Lewis/Licensed Victualler/44/Mile End, London/Census ****
1901/Annie Lewis/Wife/37/Waterloo, London/Census
1901/Daisy Lewis/Daughter/17/Islington, London/Census
1901/William Thurban/Step Brother, Cellerman/50/Finchingfield, Essex/Census
1901/Ann Smith/Cook/26/Essex/Census
1901/Mabel Golstone/Barmaid/20/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Kate Osborne/Housemaid/20/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1901/John Arnet/Waiter/50/Switzerland/Census
1901/George Pratt/Gardener, widow/31/Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire/Census
1901/William Skinley/Stable Boy/16/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1901/Fred Hopgood/Pot Boy/18/Freginham, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Henry A Gibbs/Visitor, Decorator, Widow/72/Kentish Town, London/Census

1902/Walter Lewis/../../../Kelly's

1908/Walter Lewis/../../../Kelly's

1911/William Thurban/Licensed Victualler/60/Finchingfield, Essex/Census ****
1911/Harriet Thurban/Wife, Assistant/59/Paddington, London/Census
1911/Nellie Thurban/Daughter, Assistant/29/Holloway, London/Census
1911/Hetty Thurban/Daughter, Assistant/24/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Thurban/Daughter, Assistant/22/Bow, London/Census
1911/Lilly Thurban/Daughter, Assistant/18/Bow, London/Census
1911/Fred Baint/Pot Boy/17/Dunmow, Essex/Census
1911/May Jeffries/Cook/34/Greenwich/Census
1911/Nellie Whitbread/Housemaid/25/Buckhurst Hill, Essex/Census
1911/Rose Addison/Kitchenmaid/29/Bow, Middlesex/Census

1912/William Thurban/../../../Kelly's

1917/William Thurban/../../../Kelly's

1925/Henry A. Arnhard/../../../Kelly's

1933/Frederick Joseph Corbett/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by John Mead

**** Provided by Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:26:10 BST