Beehive

Pub near Beehive Bridge, address was 145 Commonside East, was redeveloped in 2007 as flats, by a company called Blitzgold, which is now dissolved.

Beehive pre 2007

This aerial photo shows the Beehive pub, and to the left of it, Smiths Buildings.

1934 aerial photo

1934 aerial photo


This photo was taken around 2004/5 by a fellow who lived nearby and posted it to Facebook, and has kindly permitted it to be reproduced here. He recalls that his grandfather rented a garage, for the family car, at the yard at the left hand side of the pub. From the aerial photo, it can be seen that the plot on this side was once part of Smiths Buildings, which were demolished in 1934/35. The houses west of the pub, and east of Lavender Walk, were therefore built after that demolition.

Photo taken 2004/2005

Photo taken 2004/2005


Planning application 05/P1892 sought Conservation Area Consent for

Partial demolition of the existing public house & all outbuildings; erection of side, rear & roof extensions & alterations to the public house, in connection with its conversion to form 7 x 2 bedroom self-contained flats; erection of 2 semi-detached bungalows, with rooms in the roof to the rear of the site together with associated car and cycle parking provision and landscaping.

Merton Council approved the application on 21st October 2005

Grant Permission Subject to Section 106 Obligation or any other enabling agreement.

These photos were taken in December 2007.

DCF 1.0

16/12/2007

DCF 1.0

16/12/2007

DCF 1.0

16/12/2007

DCF 1.0

16/12/2007


Photo taken May 2016

Photo taken May 2016


Landlords from street directories
1874 : Richard Arthur
1891 : benjamin Townsend
1898 : Arthur Pays
1902 : Arthur Pays
1911 : James Frank Dell
1918 : Frederick Bruin
1925 : F.A. Bruin
1930 : Alfred Pays
1938 : Alfred Frank Pays

In 1973, Alf Pays was 74 years old and had been at the Beehive for 43 years, he father before him.

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