Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Lee, Kent . The Lee, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee
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Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee - circa 1906
In this postcard view from around 1906, the Old Tigers Head is the first building on the left side; the New Tigers Head is the first building on the right side.
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Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2010
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Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2015
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The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1840/Thomas Sears/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1852/William Hammond/../../../Archdeacons Directory ****
1855/Mrs Caroline Morton/../../../Post Office Directory **
1858/Mrs Caroline Morton/../../../Melvilles Directory ****
1874/Thomas Ovenden/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/Walter Porter/Licensed Victualler/27/Deptford, Kent/Census ****
1881/Edwin Porter/Brother, Artist (Oil Painting)/23/Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/James Porter/Uncle, Manager/46/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Ford/General Servant/30/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1881/Emma J Bond/Barmaid/20/Walton On Naze, Essex,/Census
1881/Annie M Bond/Barmaid/18/Walton On Naze, Essex,/Census
1881/Lydia E Thomas/Barmaid/22/Eltham, Kent/Census
1882/Porter & Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory ****
From a book written in 1882 :
The present Tiger's Head inn (in 1882) was built by one Roger Roberts, on a lease of ninety years, from 1766, granted by Lord Sondes.
The Tiger's Head, was the first stage out of London and was a favourite resort and house of call.
The pub was famous for its bowling green, and for providing entertainment for companies from London, after the cricket matches on the green.
The large open space in front of the Tigerís Head was often the scene of processions and meetings and in the early part of the present century (19th), a great deal of drinking and licentiousness was carried on at the various roadside inns near London, especially if there were any open spaces nearby.
Horse races were also held at the rear of the Tigers Head and attended by many of the lower classes from London. There were many accidents at these races, to both to man and horse. One year a Greenwich pensioner was killed on the course, near the grand stand, at the back of the Tiger's Head garden, and this event put an end to them being again held there. ***
1891/William Hayes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/William Hayes/../../../Electoral Register *
1891/William Dedman/Wine & Spirit Merchant/49/Floaten, Suffolk/Census ****
1891/Jane Dedman/Wife/49/Knockholt, Kent/Census
1891/Florence Dedman/Daughter/17/Balham, Surrey/Census
1891/Neville Dedman/Son/19/Balham, Surrey/Census
1891/Beatrice Dedman/Daughter/9/Tooting, Surrey/Census
1891/Horace Dedman/Son/8/Tooting, Surrey/Census
1891/Annie Pring/Barmaid/20/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Ada Sampson/Barmaid/36/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Walter Woolner/Barman/40/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1896/Robert Hassall/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/George Frost/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1905/George Carpenter/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1908/Henry August Glanzer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1911/Henry August Glanzer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1919/Henry Edward George/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Wm C Collins/../../../Post Office Directory ****
* Provided By John Brown
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By John Carnaby
**** Provided By Kevan