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Plough, 12 Crown street, Soho WC2

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The Old Plough by the 1869 directory. It is no longer listed at this address by 1882, although the address still exists.  I am not sure how much of the following is made up by breweries, but here goes:
This site at 111 Charing Cross Road was for many years occupied by the Plough inn, which had a large yard surrounded by a gallery with bedrooms above and stables below. By the 1870's the buildings were ruinous, and in 1875�6 Crosse and Blackwell erected new stables here to the designs of R. L. Roumieu in a severe but powerful Italian Romanesque manner. The entrance was through an archway from Crown Street, and the central covered yard was surrounded on the ground floor by accommodation for eighteen vans and four horses. A ramp led to the first floor, where there were stalls for thirty-five horses, a loose-box and living quarters for the stablemen. The Builder commented that 'The great value which is now attached to land makes it necessary to economise space in every way, particularly surface, and the London stables are following the example set by the London houses of shooting up vertically, instead of spreading horizontally'. The height from floor to roof ridge was, however, only forty feet. (fn. 65)
In the early 1920's Crosse and Blackwell removed from all their premises in Charing Cross Road, and in 1927-9 the existing block of shops, showrooms and offices was erected to the designs of F. Taperell and H. Haase. (fn. 66) *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Soho - in London.

Residents at this address

31 May 1791 - Insured: William Rawson, the Plough, Crown Street Soho, victualler, Records of Sun Fire Office held at the LMA

9 May 1798 - Insured: Thomas Fortnum, the Plough, Crown Street Soho, victualler, Records of Sun Fire Office held at the LMA **

1825/Mr Phillips, Plough, Crown street, Seven Dials/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/Jno Phillips, Plough, 12 Crown Street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1833-34/Mary Phillips, Plough, 12 Crown Street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1836/William Cox, Plough, 12 Crown Street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Joseph Godwin/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Joseph Godwin/Publican/45/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Godwin/../35/Middlesex/Census
1841/Susan Ross/Female Servant/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane East/Male Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Richard Teague/Smith/30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Harrison/Clerk/35/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Lark/Seamstress/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Matthews/Paper Stainer/30/../Census
1841/Hugh Crawford/Student/20/Scotland/Census

1842/Joseph Godwin/../../../Robsons Directory

1846/Joseph Godwin, Plough, 12 Crown Street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

1848/Thomas Andrews/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Thomas Andrews/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/Thomas Andrews/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/Mrs Mary Ann Ingram/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1869/C T Ingram/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/George Dyer/Publican/43/Paris, France, British/Census
1871/Elizabeth Dyer/Wife/34/Bristol, Gloucestershire/Census
1871/Elizabeth Simmonds/Mother in Law, Widow/54/Cheltenham, Gloucestershire/Census

* Provided By Greg Matthews

** Provided By Rich in Toronto

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