Horns Tavern

Pub/bar/cafe in/near Oval, existed between 1725 and 1965

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Horns Tavern (1910)
Credit: Johns Collection, Lambeth

The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.

Cricket played on the common was mentioned as using the Horns as a base that year. Also other sports including quoits and bowling were played. Surrey Cricket Club was founded there in the 19th century.

In 1751, Kennington Road was "cut through gardens 80-foot wide" from Kennington Common at the Horns (Kennington Park Road) to Westminster Bridge. The court of the Manor of Kennington met here during the 18th century

In 1800, the tavern was mentioned again when the "much-respected Mr Briant", landlord of the Horns ran a famous Glee Club.

The Horns Tavern became not only was a place of drinking and entertainment but it also acted as a meeting place, lecture hall and exhibition space.

The by-then Horns Tavern and Assembly Rooms was rebuilt in 1887 to the designs of Messrs Crickmay and Son, seating 1000 people in the large assembly rooms. It was badly damaged by a flying bomb on 16th August 1944 and later demolished, being replaced by an office block in the 1960s.

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Oval

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Eaves Housing for Women:   Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Kennington:   Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.
Kennington Park:   Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
Oval:   Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848):   On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Street cricket (1953):   Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.


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(formerly Hillingdon Street), SE5 · (formerly Lucas Road), SE5 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Bishops Terrace, SE11 · Bolton Crescent, SE5 · Bolton Cresent, SE5 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Brook Drive, SE11 · Camberwell New Road, SE11 · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Castlebrook Close, SE11 · Chester Way, SE11 · Churchyard Row, SE1 · Churchyard Row, SE11 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Courtenay Street, SE11 · Dante Place, SE11 · Dante Road, SE11 · De Laune Street, SE17 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Dryden Court, SE11 · Dugard Way, SE11 · Elliott’s Row, SE11 · Geraldine Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE11 · Gilbert Road, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Harmsworth Street, SE17 · Hayles Street, SE11 · Hedger Street, SE11 · Heralds Place, SE11 · Holyoak Road, SE11 · Kempsford Road, SE11 · Kennings Way, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SW8 · Kennington Park Gardens, SE17 · Kennington Park Place, SE11 · Kennington Park Place, SE17 · Kennington Park Road, SE11 · Kennington Park Road, SE17 · Kennington Park, SE5 · Kennington Road, SE11 · Lamlash Street, SE11 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Magee Street, SE11 · Methley Street, SE11 · Milverton Street, SE11 · Monkton Street, SE11 · Montford Place, SE11 · Newington Butts, SE11 · Nightingale Mews, SE11 · Oakden Street, SE11 · Offley Road, SW9 · Opal Street, SE11 · Orient Street, SE11 · Oswin Street, SE11 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Penton Place, SE11 · Prima Road, SW9 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Reedworth Street, SE11 · Renfrew Road, SE11 · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Sedley House, SE11 · Sharstead Street, SE17 · Sharsted Street, SE17 · Silk Mews, SE11 · St Agnes Place, SE11 · St Georges Road, SE1 · St George’s Road, SE1 · St Marys Gardens, SE11 · St Marys Walk, SE11 · St. Agnes Place, SE11 · Stannary Street, SE11 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Walcot Square, SE11 · Westminster Business Square, SE11 · White Hart Street, SE11 · Wincott Street, SE11 · Windmill Row, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 ·


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