Please note Caldwell Street was called originally called Holland Street – see here. Therefore this pub was The Lord Holland of 31 Holland Street.
I have been able to find out a little about this mysterious public house but not as much as I would have liked to have unearthed. Below you will find a table of occupants and some information about the pub’s location and what it looked like.
I have used Census records, Kelly’s Directories and Post office Directories to come up with the table below. The first appearance I can find of this public house is in 1871, the last appearance in any directory I can find is 1921, by 1923 Kelly’s Directory lists 31 Holland Street as a Drapers and not a pub. The property must have been fairly sizeable as at one point it housed the Landlord, his wife, a servant and three bar staff, fairly typical of a Victorian Public house. It seems that the pub was knocked down at some point after the late 1960’s.
|Year||Name||Landlord or relation to||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Profession||Source of information|
|1878||T W Casey||Landlord||/||Post Office Directory|
|1881||James Fleming||Landlord||31||Clapham||London||Licensed Victualler||1881 Census|
|Martha Fleming||Wife||22||1860||Clapham||London||/||1881 Census|
|Ellen Kato Bronn||Sister in Law||18||1864||Clapham||London||Barmaid||1881 Census|
|James Fleming||Son||11 months||1881||Clapham||London||/||1881 Census|
|Emily Farrar||Servant||23||1859||Bermondsey||London||General Servant||1881 Census|
|1881||Robert Bilbie||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1888||Alfred James Fitch||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1889||Alfred James Fitch||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1890||Alfred James Fitch||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1891||Charles Murton||Head||57||abt 1834||Stratford||London||Licensed Victualler||1891 Census|
|Harriet E Murton||Wife||56||abt 1835||St Georges||London||1891 Census|
|Charles Murton||Son||24||abt 1867||Victoria Park||London||Assistant to Licensed Victualler||1891 Census|
|Edith Murton||Wife||22||abt 1869||Clapton||London||1891 Census|
|Florence Ayres||Servant||22||abt 1869||Shadwell||London||Servant||1891 Census|
|Bessie Rhodes||Visitor||16||abt 1875||N, Gloucester||/||1891 Census|
|1892||George Chilmade||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1895||George Chilmade||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1896||G Chilmade||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Post Office Directory|
|1896||James Anderson||Landlord||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1897||Alfred Thomas Jones||/||/||/||/||/||/||Kelly's Directory|
|1901||Alfred Thomas Jones||Landlord||34||abt 1867||/||London||Licensed Victualler||1901 Census|
|Alice Jones||Wife||32||abt 1869||/||London||/||1901 Census|
|Ada Wilde||Barmaid||23||abt 1878||/||London||Barmaid||1901 Census|
|Frank Furley||Barman||22||abt 1879||/||London||Barman||1901 Census|
|Chas H Alexander||Barman||24||abt 1877||/||London||Barman||1901 Census|
|Jennie Gilbert||Servant||16||abt 1885||/||London||General Domestic Servant||1901 Census|
|1905||William Henry Making||Landlord||Post Office Directory|
|1911||William Henry Making||Landlord||Post Office Directory|
|1921||William Henry Making||Landlord|
The first photograph I have been able to find shows a very distant side profile of the building, this picture was taken in 1920…
You can see that that the houses on the right look almost unaltered apart from the garden railings and a few chimney pots. The scene to the left is drastically altered, there now remain none of the buildings including The Lord Holland, instead there is a community centre garden and a five a side pitch. On a modern day map the pub would have stood here.
You can see below that by zooming in on the top photograph that the pub was a fairly tall building with a raised decorative part to the roof.
The above image shows part of Caldwell Street in 1967 – the Lord Holland is still standing to the far right of the photograph, it looks as though it has been altered since the previous photo taken in 1920.