All public house, restaurants, bars etc closed for the forseeable future from 20th March 2020, but this is a history site.
Battersea south west pub history index
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Eagle, 104 Chatham Road, Battersea - in May 2009
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
Residents at this address.
The earliest Licensee I have discovered thus far is a Jesse Comfort in 1876
due to the earliest reference to it in the Rate Book at Lavender Hill
1881/Stephen Field/Publican/53/Goudhurst, Kent/Census
1881/Harriet Field/Wife/47/Danes Hill, Sussex/Census
1881/Frederick Field/Son, Clerk To Wharfinger/22/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Field/Daughter/17/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1881/Annie Field/Daughter/15/Battersea, Surrey/Census
Thomas Philip Hardyman is a publican of the Punches Stores, West street, Hackney, and aged 25, in 1883 when he marries Fanny Esther Young at Hackney.
1891/Thomas P Hardyman/Beer Retailer/30/De Beauvoir Town/Census
1891/Fanny E Hardyman/Wife/29/Leytonstone/Census
1891/George Hornsey/Lodger, Scientific Instrument Maker/23/Barnsbury, London/Census
1896/Thomas Philip Hardyman/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory
1899/Thomas Philip Hardyman of the Eagle beer house Chatham road New Wandsworth Surrey beer house keeper died 19 February 1899 Probate London 14 April to Henry William Towersay inspector of agents and Harry Watts physician and surgeon. Effects £703 6s 5d/Probate
My relative is Robert Henry Thompson (b 21 may 1852) who was manager in the 1901 & 1911 census and is shown living there as manager with his wife Mary Ann Young; His son Robert John Thompson, born 17 mar 1889 is the one listed in 1919.
Another son listed the hotel as his address and occupation barman in WW1, that was Frank Radley Thompson.
I believe that Charlotte S Young and Mary Ann who was Robert Henry Thompsons wife were sisters & both born in Leytonstone. ***
1901/Robert Thompson/Publicans Manager/47/Bethnal Green/Census ***
1901/Mary A Thompson/Wife/45/Leytonstone/Census
1901/M A Thompson/Daughter, Dressmaker/16/St Georges East/Census
1901/Robert J Thompson/Son/12/St Georges East/Census
1901/Frederick Thompson/Son/10/St Georges East/Census
1901/Ada Thompson/Daughter/8/St Georges East/Census
1901/Frank Thompson/Son/5/St Georges East/Census
1906/Miss C Young/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory **
1909/Miss Charlotte Sarah Young/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory **
1911/Charlotte S Young/Head, Licence Holder/67/Harrow Green, Leyton/Census ***
1911/Robert H Thompson/Manager/56/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/M A Thompson/Wife of Manager/56/Harrow Green, Leyton/Census
1911/Lizzie Thompson/Daughter of Manager, Assistant/26/St Georges East/Census
1911/Ada Thompson/Daughter of Manager, Drapers Clerk/18/St Georges East/Census
1911/Frank Thompson/Son of Manager/15/St Georges East/Census
1919/Robert John Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory
1934/Frank R & Miss Ada F Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory
1938/Percy R Folkes/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory
Iím the current Publican for the above site and have been so since 1996. I am currently researching the building for possible planning and historical protections. So far I have discovered that it was originally one of five pubs on this road and started life as a beer house. I have yet to find out its original build date although from other building info I suspect it was 1863, being substantially rebuilt in 1890 by the Holloway Bros, to designs by Kerslake & Mortimer Architects. The Holloway Bros also built Albert Bridge o the Thames and the most recent remodelling of the Bank of England. *
1971/../Eagle, 104 Chatham road SW11/../../Pub Directory
* Provided By David Law
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Linda Edwards