All public house, restaurants, bars etc closed for the forseeable future from 20th March 2020, but this is a history site.
This major coaching inn was present by 1698 and in the earlier years was called the White Swan. It survived until at least 1839, but is now long-since demolished. The address also given as Snow Hill. There is a Swan, later the White Swan at 52 Skinner Street. Parts of Skinner Street was originally Snow Hill. The Swan Inn, is historically listed as being north out of Snowhill at Fleet Market (1799). **
St Sepulchre index
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Residents at this address.
1716/William Hepworth/Lodger/30/../National Archives file C24/1358 *
1737 (Friday, 2 September) - "About 2 a-clock this morning, a Fire broke out at Mr Tranter's, the Swan Alehouse at Holborn Bridge, which consumed the said house, and burnt some chambers at the Swan Inn. Mrs Tranter and the servant maid perished in the Flames; and Mr Tranter, his two daughters, and the rest of the family escaped with the utmost difficulty."
1737/Mr Tranter/../../../The London Magazine - Google Books
1739/George Griswood/../../../Land Tax *
1739/John Hughes/Tenant/../../Land Tax *
1739/Thomas Trenter/Tenant/../../Land Tax *
1760/George Grisewood junior/../../../London Gazette, 1 January 1750 **
1761 - Sunday (February 15th) - died Mr George Greswood, Maltster of the Swan Inn at Holborn Bridge/London Chronicle - Google Books
1766/Thomas Hatton / Porter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1766/William Powell / Carman /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1795/Henry Wetherall/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1799/John Palmer/Book Keeper/../../National Archives file PROB 11/1326/41 *
1807/Abraham Gover/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **
1811/Robert Broughton / Innholder /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **
1814/Robert Broughton / Innholder /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **
1822/James Manning/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1825/Nicholas Broughton/../../../Pigotís Directory **
1827/Nicholas Broughton / Innholder /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **
1839/Broughton/../../../Guildhall Library **
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