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12 CHARLOTTE STREET ST NICHOLAS WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1880
PAGET & Co  
STEWARD & Co Conveyed to Morse, Steward, Finch & Patteson by Samuel Paget & Others 23.08.1845
Licensees :
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CHARLES BULLIN 1845
Mrs ELIZABETH NIXON
age 69 in 1851
Died Q3 1852
1846 - *1851
Mr. EAGLETON
(Victoria Tap)
1852
Fine of £5 or 2 months' imprisonment January 1852. See opposite.
CHARLES NIXON 1854
EDMUND EAGLETON 1856
Accused of running a bawdy house Wednesday 7th May 1856.
See opposite.
GEORGE CADEY 1858
Ordered to put 5s in the poor box Monday 22nd February 1858 for having his beerhouse open for the sale of beer in the morning of the previous day.
ROBERT LANGLEY
age 36
1861
THOMAS JOHN PALMER 1863
Unoccupied 1864
JOHN DYE 1865
CHARLES C LANE 1868
HERBERT CROW 1869
(CATHRIAN H CROWE
at FIGDORA TAVERN ?)
1871
CATHERINE CROWE 1872
JOHN HENRY HAND 1875
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Charles Nixon married Eleanor Hilling on 25th October 1847. His occupation given as victualler and living at Charlotte Street.
In 1851 Charles is aged 29 and Eleanor is 22, both are living at the Victoria with his mother Elizabeth as head of house.

Identified as formerly the
DUKE OF YORK when conveyed to Steward & Co in 1845.

The cellar was known as HELLS HOLE.

On Thursday 15th January 1852, a girl named Mary Ann Bland, whose face presented a deplorable mass of bruises, stated that the previous night, she was at the Victoria Tap in Charlotte Street, kept by Mr. Eagleton. She was talking to a fiddler when Mrs. Eagleton used the most abusive language towards her and Mr. Eagleton struck her with his fist several blows about her face and head, cutting her forehead and otherwise injuring her. She had given no provocation.
Mr. Eagleton was fined £5 or 2 months' imprisonment.

On the 12th April 1856, Police Sergeant Johnson visited a house in Row 24 at between two and three in the morning. Finding the premises locked, he went to the Victoria Tap (at 3, Charlotte Street), knocked and called Eagleton for the key as it was his private house in Row 24. At the house in Row 24, Mary Ann Higgins was found in bed with a man. Other women were in another room.
On Saturday 3rd May 1856 the Sergeant again visited the house at between two and three in the morning and again found it locked. He roused Eagleton and obtained the key.
He knocked before entering and immediately the lights went out. Once inside he was met by Mrs. Taylor and discovered five men in bed with five women. There were four bedrooms.
Mary Ann Higgins, an unfortunate girl who lived in the house of Mrs. Taylor in Blue Anchor Row said that she paid Mrs. Taylor for the use of the Row 24 house.
Mr. Eagleton had (rented) the house for seven or eight years but since 17th March 1856, he had hired the house to Mrs Taylor. Mr. Eagleton had previously charged 5s a week for her use of the house, but kindly allowed the girls to still sit in his house.
Mary Ann Beaumont, another of the girls residing in the house, gave a similar story.
Eagling and Taylor were remanded on bail, each to provide sureties of £25 and themselves in £50, to answer the charge at the next Sessions.
<By September 1856 the Victoria Tap was trading as the RAMPANT HORSE, a separate business to the Victoria Tavern>

At the licensing sessions September 1863, this house was described by one of the magistrates a really a brothel of the very foulest description. The application to transfer the licence from Thomas Palmer to Robert Brunsby was refused.
See also BRITISH LION, FOUNDRY ARMS, SIR SAMUEL HOOD and WHITE HORSE.

The licence was lost in 1880 owing to being a poorly conducted house.