Sort file:- Greenwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1690s-

White Horse

Latest ????

Fisher Lane / Church Street



I am hoping that Fisher Lane and Church Street refer to one and the same pub, else there have been two with this name.


From the West Kent Guardian, 31 October 1840.

Sales by auction. Postponement of sale.

Valuable freehold property, Greenwich, which will be sold by auction by Messrs John and Thomas Fry, at Garraway's Coffee House, Change Alley, Cornhill, on Thursday, November 19th, 1840, at 12 o'clock (unless previously disposed of by private contract,) the following very desirable freehold property, in one lot, viz. The "White Horse" public house, Fisher Lane, Greenwich, with large yard, skittle ground, &c. and three tenements in the rear thereof, fronting Stable Yard Street. Also, two brick built houses, and large shed in Fisher Lane, occupying a frontage of 45 feet, next the river, with a depth of 200 feet.

The public house being one of the old school, is unpretending in appearance, but the site it occupies, together with the river frontage and the premises in the rear, would suggest to a spirited purchaser, the possibility of building Tavern of no small pretensions, with (what is of great importance in the neighbourhood) Stabling, Coach House, &c., approached from Stable Yard Street.

May be viewed (by permission of the tenants,) and particulars, with a plan, obtained of Mr. Cartter, Solicitor, Blue Stile, Greenwich, and of the Auctioneers, 43, Chiswell Street, Finsbury Square, and 3, Thornton Road, Greenwich.


From The Era, Sunday, Oct., 5, 1851; Issue 680.


Harding, "White Horse," Church-street, Greenwich. The applicant in person said he had been asked for spirits by seventy - three persons in one day. - License refused.


I believe this premises was demolishes by 1863 as it doesn't appear on the 1863 map of the area.

Jacqueline Davies kindly writes to me who says she is interested in 17th century Greenwich and has been doing research from sources including a survey of East Greenwich Manor in a document titled "A survey of the Kings Lordship or Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent made by Samuel Travers 1695-97."

She kindly sends me the following information:- White Horse Alley probably named after a pub?

If indeed the alley was named after the pub of the same name, at present I am not sure where White Horse Alley was and if this pub is the same.



SLANEY Richard 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

SLANEY Elizabeth 1826-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TAYLOR Ebenezer 1840+

BUSBY William 1841+ (age 25 in 1841Census)

GURLEY W to Nov/47 dec'd

GURLEY Mary Ann (widow) Nov/1847+

HARDING Ben 1851-54+ West Kent Guardian

MAYLING Francis B 1861+ (age 50 in 1861Census)


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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


West Kent GuardianWest Kent Guardian


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