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Horseshoe Tavern, Vandon Street / 15 Little George Street, York Street, St Margaret, Westminster

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This pub existed in 1805: an advertisement in the Morning Chronicle of Monday, August 26, 1805 for the sale of 3 houses in Goodman’s Row, Palmer’s Village, lists “the Horseshoe in Little George Street, near the Bluecoat School” as one of the places where particulars may be obtained. There is no landlord named.
I am pretty certain it stood on the corner of Little George Street and Horseshoe Alley (the 1878 OS map has a PH there). Horseshoe Alley was called “Horseshoe Stable Yard” on Rocque’s map of 1746, suggesting it was attached to an inn, but whether this or an earlier one, perhaps on York Street, I cannot tell. (There is a “Black Horse Stable Yard” on the map, which comes out on York Street at about where the “Black Horse” – today’s “Buckingham” - stood.)
Little George Street got its modern name of Vandon Street in the 1890s (with Horseshoe Alley becoming Vandon Passage, but the Horseshoe was still there in the 1899 Public House and Publican Directory *

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09 Nov 1827/William Bone/../../../Sun Fire Office catalogue - MS 11936/516/1067358 *

1833/William Bone/../../../LVAssociation

1839/William Bone/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Elizth. Bone/Licensed Victualler/67/Middlesex/Census *
1841/James Bone/../27/Middlesex/Census
1841/Willm. Schofield/Apprentice/17/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Schofield/Barman/14/Middlesex/Census
1841/Eliza Pitt/../10/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jan Harup/Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Henry Greenway/Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thos. Mills/Architet/19/Middlesex/Census

1843/James Bone/../../../Kellys Directory

30th Nov 1847/License transfer from James Bone to John Strong/../../../The Era *

1851/John Strong/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Strong/Licensed Victualler, Widow/35/Westmoreland/Census
1851/Jane Caughlin/House Servant/26/Warcup, Westmoreland/Census
1851/John Timms/Pot Boy/16/Buckinghamshire/Census

1856/James Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/James Phillips/Licensed Victualler/36/Dulwich Surrey/Census *
1861/Ann Phillips/Wife/35/Hinton Gloucestershire/Census
1861/James Phillips/Son/4/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1861/William Phillips/Lodger/73/Kelsall Suffolk/Census
1861/John H Wright/House Servant/19/St Luke’s Middlesex/Census

12th May 1863/License transfer from James Philips to Thomas John Milsom /../../../The Era *

6th Nov 1866/License transfer from Thomas John Milsom to William James Penfold /../../../The Era *

5th Nov 1867/License transfer from William James Penfold to John Luke Percy /../../../The Era *

3rd Nov 1868/License transfer from John Luke Percy to Edmund Furber /../../../The Era *

1869/Edmund Furber/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Edmund Furber/Licensed Victualler/45/Isleworth, Middlesex/Census
1871/Martha R Furber/Wife/45/London, Middlesex/Census

27th Aug 1872/License transfer from Harry Brett to William Steer /../../../The Era *

1881/Edwrd Simmons/Licensed Victualler/37/Beddington, Surrey/Census
1881/Ann E Simmons/Wife/27/High Wycombe, Buckingham/Census
1881/Edward W Simmons/Son/11 months/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Bowles/Mother In Law, Widow/46/High Wycombe, Buckingham/Census
1881/Charles Herbert/Stableman Groom/21/Limerick, Ireland/Census

1882/Edwrd Simmons/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Edward Simmons/../../../Post Office Directory

Address changed to 15 Vandon Street :

1891/Geo Tester/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Frederick J Walter/Licensed Victualler Manager/33/Whitechapel London /Census *
1891/Annie Walter/Wife/32/Kensington London/Census

1895/Edward Heaverman/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Edward Heaverman/../../../Post Office Directory *

1901/Edward Heaverman/Licensed Victualler, Widow/60/Stoke Newington, London/Census
1901/Harry Longstaff/Barman/62/Darlington, Durham/Census
1901/Elizabeth Ann Chineries/Domestic Servant/36/Stoke Newington, London/Census


* Provided By John Hills

 

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