Sort file:- Woolwich, November, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 14 November, 2021.


Earliest 1807-

Golden Anchor

Latest ????

Church Hill


Golden Anchor Inn 1700

Above painting circa 1700. Showing Crowley's Wharf and warehouse, looking west towards Greenwich Hospital from the projecting western corner of what is now Anchor Iron Wharf. A house with dentelled eves and a central arch or door stands immediately to the left, also facing the river. Its style suggests a date of about 1700 and by the 19th century it had become the "Golden Anchor Inn." (Maritime Museum, Greenwich.)


I have only found this pub listed in the Pigot's Directory of 1832 to date where it was listed under Taverns and Public Houses.

The building is long gone now, but it appears to have been where the Power Station for London Underground now stands so probably knocked down in 1906 when that was built.


Morning Advertiser, Monday 20 November, 1809.

To the Licensed Victuallers of London, Westminster, and their Environs.


At an adjourned meeting of the Provisional Committee of the Society for the Relief of Decayed Licensed Victuallers, their wives, and Widows, held at the "Queens Arms Tavern," Newgate Street, the 7th day of November inst.

The committee beg leave to acquaint the Licensed Victuallers, that the object of this institution is to afford the following benefits, viz.

To a Married Man, a house, consisting of two rooms, and an annuity of 50 shillings for life.

To a Single Man or Woman, one room, and an annuity of 20 shillings for Life.

The election to be in the body of Subscribers at large.

The amount of the subscriptions are paid as received into the Banking-house of Messrs. Mainwaring and Co. in the names of the following subscribers.

Mr. Jaques, Bishopsgate Within.

Mr. Wallace, Spring Gardens.

Mr. Smallcorn, Pancras.

Mr. Powers, Long Lane.

Mr. Haines, Barbican.

Mr. Taylor, Fore Street.

The following are additional subscribers since the last advancement.

Mr. Castle, "Golden Anchor," Woolwich 1 1s.

Mr. Burgess, "Goldsmiths Arms," Westmorland buildings 1 1s.

etc. etc. names of pubs outside of Kent.


Bell's New Weekly Messenger, Sunday 10 February 1839.

Thursday. Daring Robbkry by a Soldier.

William Waller, one of the artillery, was indicted for robbing Henry Walker Weatherstone, of 28s.

H. W. Weatherstone examined; I am a seaman. On the 29th of January I went to get some refreshment in the "Golden Anchor," at Woolwich. I met the prisoner there, and gave him a pot of ale. I was in a state of intoxication, and asked him to accompany me to the ship. Instead of doing so, however, he took me to a brothel. I wished to go away, and expressed my wish to the prisoner. Two girls were present. The prisoner then threw me down, and took from my trousers pocket about 23s. I took his cap off his head and kept it.

Ann Johnson stated that she heard a great noise proceeding from the house adjoining the one occupied by her, and upon going in she saw the prosecutor lying upon the floor, with the prisoner above him. Several other persons afterwards came in, and a lighted candle was brought.

Cross-examined by Mr. Ballantine:- The house the disturbance proceeded from was let by me to the present tenants. It is not a brothel, and I never heard any one call it a brothel. A soldier proved that the cap produced was worn by the prisoner on the night of the robbery.


Sentence deferred.


West Kent Guardian. Saturday 11 January, 1840.

Golden Anchor, Woolwich.

On Wednesday, 15th January, will be sold by auction, by Mr. Austin, upon this premises, at 12 o'clock, under a distraint for rent, the whole of the household Furniture, Fixtures, and Utensils in Trade.

May be viewed morning of sale. Catalogues had on the premises, and at the offices of the Auctioneer, Greens-End, Woolwich.



CASTELL/CASTLE John 1807-09 dec'd

CASTELL Mercy (widow) 1809-11+

MUNTON William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


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