Lord Stanley

When developers started building the mass housing in Loughbourough Junction they often included Public Houses in their plans and one such was the Lord Stanley at 31 Hinton Road.

Extract from OS Map 1894-96

Extract from the OS map 1894-96

It was taken on by George Ferris in 1869 who advertised this in a number of advertisements in the South London Press, the following from the 15 May 1869 issue.

South London Press 15 May 1869

There was, though a hiccup in getting his license for the Lord Stanley as he was refused as this report in the Morning Advertiser 01 April 1869.

Morning Advertiser 01 April 1869 Lord Stanley

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On 29 September 1870 an advertisement for a Potman was placed in the Morning Advertiser .

Morning Advertiser 29 September 1870

The excellent website http://www.pubshistory.com lists a change of Landlord in 1878 as Joseph Harbour became the licensee according to the Surrey Directory and again in 1896 this time from the Post Office Directory. Succeeded by Mrs I Harbour in 1904.  Followed then by Norman Geo. Nursey in 1911, Arthur Valentine Col in 1919, Joseph High Elliott in 1938 and Chas E Hills and Chas E Keating in 1944.

Added: January 2016: Whilst browsing once again through the Lambeth Landmark website, featuring a part of the Lambeth Local history collection held at Minet Library on Knatchbull Road I came across this photograph. It features the top half of the Lord Stanley behind the wagon, taken from the north looking south down Hinton Road with Wanless Road branching off left. It is dated circa 1905 and came from an album of Bovril bill posting sites.

Lord Stanley, Hinton Rd c1905 Lambeth Landmark


In early 2012, I had come across a early photo of a charabanc outing from the Lord Stanley on 28th June, 1925 on a Flikr account Eric06. By the time I went back it had disappeared but after I contacted him, he very kindly e-mailed it to me. Thanks Eric.

Lord Stanley outing 1925

This would be during the time of Arthur Valentine Col. I have absolutely no way of knowing but the gentleman standing on the far left with the cigarette just looks like a pub landlord.

From the very fine website/forum Urban 75 lost pubs section @ the following link


A contributor Gill recalls the pub during the war being run by Harry and Daisy Buck, helped by various members of the Buck family. She says the pub suffered bomb damage during the war but continued in operation.

In 1940, as part of a Charrington Brewery survey the following photo was taken.

Lord Stanley, Loughborough Junction,1940 31 Hinton Road, National Brewery Heritage Trust

It now is part of the collection of the


The following photo of Tram 48 taken in January 1952 is part of the B. Maguire collection found on Chris Stanley Flickr.



In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s on a number of occasions I had a drink or two in this pub with my friend Jeremy. It was very pleasant but quiet, I think the landlords name was Harry though not 100% sure. And I remember a bird cage.

What I can’t remember is whether the housing next to the Lord Stanley on Hinton Road back to Wanless Road was there or if it was a bomb site.

The pub closed around 1999 and was replaced as so many are these days by a new housing development called Lord Stanley Court.

Lord Stanley Court ,view showing the corner of Hinton Road and Wingmore Road

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