In 1836 the Deptford Pier and Improvement Company proposed to have a railway connection from the nearly completed line to Greenwich as well as a scheme to develop the river front for passenger and commercial purposes. In the following year the Pier company had already begun purchasing premises in Thames Street, Deptford Green and Butcher Row.
In 1843, a legal case was lodged against the company, and the Deptford Pier junction was abandoned.
A listing of London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Deptford, Kent in the parish of St Nicholas, Deptford.
Residents at this address
A will exists in 1768 of Thomas Willson, naming the Unicorn, Middle Watergate. *
Morning Advertiser 19 May 1823 - Sales by Auction
The Old Unicorn, Middle Watergate, Deptford.
By Mr R Peake, on the Premises on Friday, May 23, at Eleven, by order of the Assignees of Messrs T and J Tait, Bankrupts. The Whole of the useful Furniture and Fittings contained in the eight bedrooms, three parlours, bar, tap room, kitchen, wash house, cellars etc. at the Old Unicorn public house, and Two Tenements adjoining.
Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser 27 April 1824
At Garraways Coffee house, Cornhill, by order of the Court of Chancery, in a case in which William Jones and others are plaintiffs, and Elizabeth Payne and Thomas and John Tait, defendants; and also James Newton and others defendants.
The Castle, Bullen court, Strand
the Castle, Tothill street, near Liquorpond street, Holborn
the White Hart, Coal yard, Drury lane
the Old Ship, Old Gravel lane, Ratcliff highway
the Dolphin, Upper Well alley, Gun dock, Wapping
the Unicorn, near the Middle Watergate, Deptford and two houses adjoining
the Swan, Great Dover street, Newington and Two Houses, Stabling etc adjoining, let on lease and producing a new rental of £79 8s per annum. The above are held at low rents.
Morning Post 26 April 1831
An inquest was held at the Unicorn, Deptford on the body of Miss Henrietta Esdaile, aged 22, who committed suicide, her parents resided in Lower Deptford road.
Morning Advertiser 10 October 1837
Public Auction, October 10, the Middle Watergate, St Nicholas, Deptford, by order of the Directors of the Pier and General Improvement Company, without reserve, the valuable building materials of ten houses.
* Provided by Wendy Corbett Kelley