The Green Man and Still

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The Green Man and Still was a tavern in Oxford Street, London. It was much favoured during the 18th and 19th centuries by cricketers playing at the nearby Thomas Lord's grounds, including as William Beldham, Tom Walker and David Harris, and was also patronised by the leading bookmakers of the day.[1][2]

The tavern was originally situated at 335 Oxford Street, between Argyll Street and Queen Street (which no longer exists) and was also a coaching inn (a 1792 map shows it at the entrance to a stagecoach yard), the start point/terminus of several stage coach routes out of London. By 1852 it was also a parcel office for the London & North-Western Railway and in 1864 the established coaching firm of Chaplin & Horne took over the office, which had most likely stopped being a tavern by this date. In 1882, this office apparently closed and moved to 241 Oxford Street: however, as the current 241 premises (following the renumbering of Oxford Street during the late 19th century redevelopment) are barely 100 feet further west down the street, it couldn't have been too arduous a move. The building at 241 was purchased in 1898 by the Baker St & Waterloo Railway and demolished in February 1901, by which time the office had relocated to 151 Oxford Street (between Berwick Street and Poland Street), retaining the 'Green Man & Still' name as late as the early 1920s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bateman, Anthony; Hill, Jeffrey (2011-03-17). The Cambridge Companion to Cricket. Cambridge University Press. pp. 42–. ISBN 9780521761291. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. ^ Pycroft, James (1854). Wikisource link to The Cricket Field/Chapter 6. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. Wikisource. p. 100, 104.  Wikisource link [scan]

Coordinates: 51°30′55″N 0°8′29″W / 51.51528°N 0.14139°W / 51.51528; -0.14139