Paddington pub history index
Existed from at least 1864. Closed and demolished on 7th April 2015. *** The Carlton Tavern was
demolished a day before the property was to be listed. The Council has passed
judgment that the pub now needs to be rebuilt exactly as before demolition.
A week before the Carlton Tavern in Carlton Vale was ‘pulled down’ without
permission a few years ago, I was passing and decided to have a pint there.
I happened to have my Nikon camera with me that day and as I was the only person
in the pub, apart from one regular, I asked the ‘manageress’ if I could take
some photos and she agreed. ** [They are at the bottom of this page, and
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - Licensee A Stribling
I would think the photograph was taken around 1913, as the little boy in the
photo, Arthur George Stribling, looks about 2 years of age. He later died aged 7
after the pub got hit by a WW1 bomb in May 1918. In the centre I would think it
is Arthur Stribling senior with his wife and Sister in Law (Lady's help) holding
the young boy's hands.
Attribution to CC BY-SA
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - Charrington & C
Kindly provided by Peter Wonnacott
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - 26th March 2010
Kindly provided by Tris
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - end of March 2015, just prior to being
Kindly provided by Peter McGee
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - being demolished in April 2015
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Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - demolished on 7th April 2015
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - demolished in April 2015
Carlton Tavern, 33 Carlton Vale, NW6 - slowly being rebuilt in April 2019
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
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February 1864/John Kemshall/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
February 1864/David Oliver/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1869/David Oliver/../../../Post Office Directory
1881/Henry W Turner/Licened Victualler/29/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia Turner/Licened Victualler Wife/27/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sydney Turner/Licened Victualler Son/12/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Clarissa Pierce/Sister In Law, Gentlewoman/23/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Biggs/Assistant/26/Glemsford, Suffolk/Census
1881/Allice Skegs/Housekeeper Domestic/24/Eyre, Suffolk/Census
1882/Henry Wm Turner/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/George Charles Butcher/../../../Post Office Directory
1898-1900/George Charles Butcher/../../../Electoral Register *
1901/Charles Henry Payne/(Stables in the rear of the Carlton Tavern) /../../Electoral
1903/Paul Gustave Wauer/../../../Electoral Register *
1905/David William Crosse/../../../Electoral Register *
1911 - 1914/Arthur Stribling/../../../Electoral Register *
1911/Arthur Stribling/Licensed Victualler/38/North Kensington/Census *
1911/Elizabeth Stribling/Wife/37/St Pancras/Census
1911/Lilian Dorothy Stribling/Daughter/10/St Pancras/Census
1911/Arthur George Stribling/Son/6 months/Paddington/Census
1911/Florence Morrington/Sister in Law, Ladys Help/22/St Pancras/Census
1911/Charles Edward Muller/Visitor, Scientific Intrrument
1911/Sarah Edith Muller/Wife/45/North Kensington/Census
1911/Henry Albert Propert/Barman/22/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census
1911/Ernest Middleton/Barman/18/Wroughton, Wiltshire/Census
1915/Arthur Stribling/../../../Post Office Directory
Arthur Stribling was there, as you show, in 1915. Then on the 19th May 1918
a war time bomb landed on the Carlton Tavern, badly damaging the pub and a
couple of days later both Arthur Stribling (aged 48) and his son Arthur G
Stribling (aged 7) died of their injures in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.
His wife survived. *
1918/Arthur George Stribling of the Carlton Tavern Carlton Vale Middlesex
died 19 May 1918 Administration London 20 December to Elizabeth Stribling
widow. Effects £132 9s 4d.
1918/ Arthur Stribling of the Carlton Tavern Carlton Vale Kilburn Middlesex
died 20 May 1918 at St Marys Hospital Paddington Middlesex Administration
London 23 July to Elizabeth Stribling widow. Effects £2274 6s 8d.
Thomas John William Terry took over the bomb damaged pub shortly afterwards,
he lived at 308 Essex Road, Islington. The attached then shows my Grand
Father took over the Carlton Tavern from his Brother in Law in August 1920.
The pub couldn't be lived in due to the old bomb damage, so each day he
travelled backwards and forwards from 52 Oakley Road, Islington to run the
pub up until he left to take over the
Parrs Head around 1921.
Thomas John William Terry was the licensee at the "Green
Man", Halliday Walk (later Mildmay Street) in 1915-1917. He also had
the "Carlton Tavern", which he took over in 1918. He was the licensee at "Foresters
Arms" Loughton in 1918 (where his first wife Elsie died). Then he was the
licensee at the "Gower Arms" Store
Street in 1923, and the licensee in 1925 - 1926 at the
Denbigh Arms, Denbigh
Place, with his second wife Florence Ellen. When Thomas John William Terry died
in 1930 (aged 41), the probate shows him at the "Beaumont
Arms" Uxbridge Road. I am not sure whether his second wife Florence Ellen
continued there. He was my Grandmother Carnaby's Brother. *
Statement of settlement between Mr T J W Terry and Mrs J J Carnaby - August
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
1924 - 1928/William Victor Grey-Skinner and Marie Grey-Skinner/../../../Electoral
1934/Harry William Lunn/../../../Kellys Directory
1938/Harry William Lunn/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/Harry William Lunn/../../../Post Office Directory
1959-1960/Harry William Lunn/../../../Electoral Register *
1959-1960/Dorothy Lunn/../../../Electoral Register
1959-1960/Elizabeth Cooper/../../../Electoral Register
At the end of March 2015, the Carlton Tavern looked like this :
Carlton Luncheon in March 2015, just prior to being demolished.
Carlton Tavern bar in March 2015, just prior to being demolished.
Carlton Luncheon and Tea Room in March 2015, just prior to being demolished.
All kindly provided by Peter McGee
* Provided by John Carnaby
** Provided by Peter mcGee
*** Provided by Tris