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Elephant & Castle




The Elephant & Castle was situated at 1 Newington Butts. Not to be confused with the present-day pub of the same name which is on a different site. This was the most famous of the three pubs that once graced the famous South London intersection, along with The Alfreds Head and The Rockingham Arms. First recorded in 1765, it was rebuilt in 1818, and again in 1898 in a magnificent Victorian style complete with turrets and a dome. It declined after World War II and was finally demolished in 1959 as part of the area redevelopment.
Source: Ian Chapman

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