Sort file:- Charlton, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.


Earliest 1832-

Marquis of Wellington

Latest 1857+

Wharf near the Pier

Lower Charlton


The only reference I have found so far for this pub is in the Pigot's Directory of 1832. Further research has shown the following burglary in 1846 and a flooding in 1850, suggesting that the premises was situated near the river Thames on the Wharf near the Pier


Kentish Independent, Saturday 31 October 1846.

Daring Burglary.

On Sunday night, or early on Monday morning, some thieves affected and entrance into the house of Mr. J. W. Hawes, the "Marquis of Wellington," New Charlton, and stole therefrom between 3 and 4 pounds in gold and silver. They first broke one of the kitchen windows, and having undone the hasp, threw up the frame, and went upstairs to the housekeeper's room. They took down her gown from the foot of the bed, and having taken the money from the pocket of the gown, made their escape without alarming the inmates.


Kentish Mercury, Saturday 2 February 1850.

In consequence of the extraordinary high tides on Tuesday, very serious loss has occurred to persons whose premises lie near the river at Woolwich and Charlton. Mr. Clothier, at the "Marquis of Wellington," Charlton, has suffered very much through his premises being inundated with water.


Kentish Independent, Saturday 26th September 1857.

Mr. Hudson will sell by auction, upon the Wharf, next the "Marquis of Wellington," and near Charlton Pier, by order of the proprietor, who is leaving the premises.

On Thursday, October 1st, 1857, at 12 o'clock precisely, the extensive and well assorted stock of timber and deals, Timber Carriage, Spring Cart, Pony cart, and other effects.

Comprising about 500 well-seasoned Deals, 50 squares of Floor Boards, a quantity of Cut Deals; Mahogany, Elm, and Ash Boards; 50 Scaffold Poles, 3 Standard Ladders, about 50 4-Panel Doors, 3 Loads Fir Laths, quantity of Fir Quartering, a strong Timber Carriage, a good Spring Cart, a Pony ditto, and sundries.

May be viewed the day preceding the morning of sale.

Catalogues may be had at the Office of the Auctioneer, Brewer Street, Woolwich; and of Messrs. Dean and Hudson, Auctioneers and Surveyors, 43, Fenchurch Street, London.


The Daily News, Saturday, August 28th, 1858.


Mr. Harrington, a very extensive owner of house property at Woolwich and Charlton, appeared to answer a summons to show cause why he refused to pay 3 12s due to surveyor's fees and other expenses, incurred in the process of condemning premises belonging to him, and which had been taken down by a magistrates order under the provisions of the Dilapidated Buildings Act.

Mr. Reeve, surveyor to the Commissioners of Metropolitan Police appeared to support the claim, which was disputed by the defendant as excessive and illegal.

The case occupied the attention of Mr. Traill for a long time, and the details are briefly as follows:- The defendant was summoned with respect to a public house known as the "Marquis of Wellington," at Charlton, the walls of which were starting stated to be in a dangerous condition. The defendant disputed this allegation, and the summons were adjourned for additional evidence. The commissioners, in order to sustain the summons, called in the aid of an additional surveyor, whose fees amounted to 2 2s, and at the next hearing of the summons the magistrates ordered the removal of the dangerous walls. A claim was subsequently made for payment for expensive, which defendant refused, and hence the present summons.

Mr. Traill stated that in his opinion the surveyor's expensive are strictly limited to a fee of 20s. He did not believe that to act contemplated the defendants should be saddled with large amounts of costs.

Mr. Reeve:- But the defendant disputed his bad condition of the building, the case was adjourned, and the commissioners were compelled to call in other professional evidence. The surveyor employed had received his fee of 2 guineas.

Mr. Triall:- I cannot help it if they expend 10 guineas. They might have stood upon the evidence of their own surveyor. The question is, whether according to the terms of the act a defendant can legally charge more than a fee of 20s. for surveying a building, which may be condemned as dangerous? My own opinion is that the fee of 20s. includes all surveying expenses, but I will adjourn the summons in order that the question may be considered by Mr. Socker, who disposed of the original summons by condemning the premises.



WOOLLEY Francis 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34


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


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