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Fox Under The Hill, 119 Denmark Hill, Camberwell SE5

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The name is given as the Fox in 1851 and earlier. The pub was rebuilt after WW2 up the hill further to the south at 149-153 Denmark Hill and named the Fox on the Hill. * This became a Wetherspoons pub on the 10th April 1999

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Fox on the Hill, 149 Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5

Residents at this address.

1801/On the left is an ancient public house, called the Fox under the Hill. It has been about two years in the occupation of Mr Cronk/../../Edwards, Companion from London to Brighthelmstone (publ. 1801, Denmark Hill surveyed 1789)**

1825/George Breaden/Fox, Denmark Hill/../../Petty Sessions

1836/Bernard Fletcher, Fox, Denmark hill, Camberwell/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/John Saunders/Fox, Denmark Hill/../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Evelyn John Saunders/Inn keeper/40/Census**
1841/Sarah Saunders/Wife/35/Census
1841/Evelyn Saunders/Son/15/Census
1841/Elizabeth Saunders/Daughter/11/Census
1841/Sarah Saunders/daughter/6/Census
1841/Ann Saunders/Daughter/4/Census
1841/W Bright/Ostler/50/Census
1841/H Bishop/Stableman/35/Census

November 1848/Evelyn John Saunders/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1848/John Hopper/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/John Hopper/Fox, Denmark Hill/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/John Hopper/Licensed victualler/39/Newcastle on Tyne/Census**
1851/Jane Hopper/Wife/41/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/Jane Hopper/Daughter/21/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/William Hopper/Clerk to wine merchant/20/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/Susan Hopper/Scholar/16/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/Charles Hopper/Scholar/14/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/Clara Hopper/Scholar/6/Middlesex St James/Census
1851/Alice Hopper/Daughter/2/Surrey, Camberwell/Census
1851/Marjorie Cotts/Housemaid/19/Surrey, Newington/Census
1851/Robert Chubb/Potman/20/Surrey, South Lambeth/Census
1851/George Gledhill/Waiter/18/Middlesex, St Georges/Census
1851/John Grey/Ostler/57/Dorset, West Hower/Census
1851/William Horton/Lodger & coachman/24/Middlesex Highgate/Census
1851/Richard Bryant/Lodger & coachman/31/Middlesex St James/Census

December 1859/George Ford/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

December 1859/Henry Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Henry Jones/Licensed victualler/40/Surrey, Woking/Census **
1861/Mary A Jones/Wife/42/Worcester/Census
1861/Agnes English/Daughter-in-law/18/Middlesex/Census
1861/Esther Malpass/Widow of publican & mother/63/Worcester/Census
1861/Mary Cohen/Servant/23/Middlesex/Census
1861/James Ellis/Servant/24/Middlesex/Census

February 1862/Henry Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1862/John Thomas Cory/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1865/Mr Charles S Sasse, Fox under the Hill, Denmark hill /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1871/Charles S Sasse/Licensed victualler/58/Middlesex, London/Census**
1871/Mary Ann Sasse/Wife/55/ Middlesex, London/Census
1871/John G Sasse/Son & grocer’s assistant/18/Middlesex, London/Census
1871/Edward W Sasse/Daughter & pawnbroker’s assistant/15/Kent, Northfleet/Census
1871/George Wright/Potman/26/London/Census
1871/Mary Rice/Domestic servant/17/Middlesex, London/Census

July 1873/Charles Samuel Sasse/Outgoing Licensee/../../South London Chronicle

July 1873/Edward George Chapman/Incoming Licensee/../../South London Chronicle

1878/Rd L Melhuish/../../../../Suburban Post Office Directory

1881/Rowland Hill/Publican/29/Chatham, Kent/Census
1881/Harriett A Hill/Wife/28/Old Kent Rd, Surrey/Census
1881/Harriett I Hill/Daughter/3/Anerley, Surrey/Census

1891/Rowland Hill/Publican/39/Chatham, Kent/Census **
1891/Harriett A Hill/Wife/38/Old Kent Rd, Surrey/Census
1891/Harriett I Hill/Barmaid/13/Anerley, Surrey/Census
1891/Emily M Hill/Daughter/11/London, Old Kent Road/Census
1891/Beatrice A Hill/Daughter/9/London, Camberwell/Census
1891/Hester Briggs/General servant/39/London, Camberwell/Census

1896/Charles James Smith/../../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles Edward Mann/../../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles E Mann/Licensed victualler & shopkeeper/41/London, Islington/Census **
1901/Florence Mann/Wife/31/Lincs, Lincoln/Census
1901/Charles A Mann/Son/11/London, Camberwell/Census
1901/Leonard Mann/Son/9/London, Camberwell/Census
1901/Annie Yelland/Barmaid/21/Kent, Gravesend/Census

1904/Augustus C. Mann jun/../../../Post Office Directory *

1905/Augustus George Mann jun/../../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Augustus George C Mann jun/../../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Augustus George C Mann jun/../../../../Post Office Directory

1911/James Cater/Licensee, publican & manager/49/Hertford/Census **
1911/Florence Cater/Wife/49/Surrey, Croydon/Census
1911/Florence Brook/Barmaid/26/London, Bermondsey/Census
1911/Lavenia Ashton/Barmaid/21/Essex, Ilford/Census
1911/Frank Smith/Potman/26/Cambridge/Census
1911/Elizabeth G Nicholls/Cook domestic/38/Middlesex, Fulham/Census

1914/James Cater/../../../Post Office Directory *

1919/Augustus George Mann/../../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Augustus G. Mann/../../../Hughes Directory *

1938/Frank E. Bailey/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Frank E. Bailey/../../../Post Office Directory *

July 1954/ Boarded and shuttered one of London’s oldest inns. The “Fox under the Hill” stands empty, waiting for the demolition workers to arrive. The site has been compulsorily bought for an addition to the Denmark Hill housing site, and some days ago all the old regulars gathered to drink with the landlord Frank Bailey and sing Auld Land Syne for the “old Fox”. Centuries old, the “Fox” was once Camberwell’s village pub where local citizens gathered for a pint of good Kentish ale after patrolling Dulwich Common for defence against footpads and robbers. Mr. Bailey doesn’t lose his job with the end of the “Fox”. A new house to serve the Denmark Hill Estate has been opened a few hundred yards away/../../../../ South London Press**

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