38 Bridge Street – the Griffin, the red Lion, the New Red Lion
History of 38 Bridge Street
West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century
For detailed information on this site see T E Faber ‘An Intimate History of St Clement’s Parish’, 2006.
1279: Cecily Plumb who married Walter Wyne
1283: William Pittok
1343: John Pittok / Piscator
1365: Stephen Morice junior tenant
1371; daughter Agnes Morice tenant
1374: Thomas Spore occupant
1397: John Brigham occupant
end of 15th cent: Geoffrey Fisher and wife
1556: death of John Richardson who left property to his nephew Christopher
1688: Christopher Green the Elder, college cook of Caius owned nos 38-41 Bridge Street. In 1688 estate temporarily split between his two children but by 1706 properties reunited and stayed in ownership of Edward Green I, cousin of Christopher.
1795: nos 39-41 sold to Charles Finch I, ironmonger.
1803: according to T E Faber it is likely that the name of the original Red Lion in Bridge Street at no.47 was transferred to np.39.
1821: Edward Green II sold no. 38 (‘heretofore called the Griffin Inn and now and for some time past the Red Lion‘) to Richard Foster, brewer for £1,000.
1821-46: old red Lion was revived and the designation’New red Lion’ was needed.
1855: the ‘Red Lion or New Red Lion’ sold to St John’s by Richard Foster, son of Richard Foster, for £950.