Sort file:- Greenwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1832-

(Name from)

Globe Tavern

Latest 1881

6 Royal Hill



I am informed that the pub can be traced back to 1786 when it was called the "Horse and Groom." It can be traced as far forward as 1881.


From The South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday, 21 September, 1858.

The late Fatal Fire.

Yesterday week an inquest was held by Mr. C. J. Carttar, for Kent, at the "Globe Tavern," Greenwich, on the bodies of Isabella Caroline Roper, aged five years, and Eliza Jane Roper, aged one year and nine months, the children of Mr. Richard Roper, corn-merchant, of Royal-hill, Greenwich, who lost their lives by being burnt to death on Sunday morning, as reported in the South Eastern Gazette of Tuesday. Upwards of twenty witnesses were examined. The father of the deceased deposed that on retiring to rest about twelve o’clock on Saturday night, everything was safe. Owing to his wife being confined on Thursday, and in order to avoid the nurse’s carrying a candle through the shop to the back sitting-room, where he slept, he had kept the gas burning on his shop counter and also in the sitting-room. He was awoke by the smell of fire, and on arousing himself and placing his feet on the carpet the heat was so great he could scarcely stand. He immediately raised an alarm and ran into his wife’s bedroom, up-stairs. On doing so and opening the door the flames followed him. He succeeded in getting his wife out of bed, and getting her on to the roof of the adjoining premises, as also the nurse, who he thought at the time had the infant with her; but finding this was not the case, he returned and secured it, and they subsequently made their escape by a neighbour s front door. He then screamed out to the servant-girl, who was sleeping with his two children in the front attic, but it was impossible for him to go through the house to save them. He was answered by the servant, who afterwards got out on to the roof, and remained there until taken down by means of the fire-escape. On gaining the street he endeavoured to obtain a ladder to place against the attic window, but was unable to do so. At that time there was no fire issuing from the attic window, and had there been no delay in arriving with the parish fire-escape, which did not reach the spot until a quarter of an hour after it was sent for, though the escape station was not five minutes walk distant, the children could have been saved. The inquest was adjourned until yesterday (Monday.)


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.



MOORE Charles 1826+

MOORE Elizabeth 1832-Feb/48 Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MOORE James Alfred &  MOORE Mary Pearson Feb/1848+

MOORE James & Mary 1852+

MOORE James Alfred 1862-67+

MOORE Mary A 1871+ (widow age 40 in 1871Census)

BURTON D 1874+

BISHOP Robert 1881+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

ANDREWS John 1882+

MONK William Henry 1891+ (age 28 in 1891Census)

CHAPMAN Henry Alfred 1901+

THORP William Owen 1904-05+

NORBURN George Frederick 1908+

HARRIS Walter John 1911+

BEER James 1919+

GORDON Albert 1938+


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



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