Red Lion Pub

The Red Lion Public House, Feltham.

History and photos by Kathleen Hope

 

A Grade II Listed Building in Feltham.
The licensing of the Red Lion Public house goes all the way back to 1722.  

C18 village inn overlooking the Green. 2 storeys, brown brick with red
window heads. Hipped old tile roof. Eaves cornice. Front on green with
2 sashes and 2-storey canted brick bay on right, the left side being occupied
by a chimney and the other faces with sashes under segmental heads on ground
floors, flat arches above. Modern flat roofed extension built near chimney.
High Street elevation - band between storeys, painted ground floor, modern
public house front. Modern cills and window boxes to upper windows. 3
windows. Modern 1-storey extension to right under pentice roof, circular
lunette. Beer garden at side. Graded for its position overlooking the
Green.
The Red Lion is situated on the junction of Feltham High Street and Browells Lane.
In 1798 Browells Lane was called Red Lion Lane.

From the census returns, Browells Lane was known as Lion Lane in 1861, Browell Lane in 1871, Feltham House Lane in 1881, The Lakes in 1891, Browells Lane in 1901 and 1911.

 

Feltham High Street by the pond. On one corner of  Feltham Green is the Red Lion in the distance, and Browells Lane in 1905.
This is one of the oldest photos we have of the Red Lion.


Coronation Day celebrations outside the Red Lion pub June 1911.  Mrs Swinson, wife of the chairman of Feltham Urban Distric Council (FUDC) turning the sod for the planting of the commemorative oak tree for King George V.
The photo is from "The Loyal Lads of Feltham" by Peter Watson.  The book is about the town's  fighting force in 1798.  The landlord of the Red Lion Inn is listed as Joseph Pope.  Other Residents at The Red Lion Public House from 1851 are:
1851/George Downs (Post Office Directory)

1851/George Downs/Inn Keeper/27/Ash (Surrey/Census)
1851/Hannah Downs/Wife/26/Windlesham (Surrey/Census)
1851/George Downs/Son/5/Windlesham (Surrey/Census)
1851/Martha Slyfield/Servant/22/Chobham (Surrey/Census)
1851/Samuel Phipps/Servant/51/Chester (Cheshire/Census)
1851/Joseph Ansell/Lodger, Carpenter/68 (Census)
1855/William Harwood (Post Office Directory)
1861/William Lovell/Inn Keeper/28/Brighton (Sussex/Census)
1861/Susanna Lovell/Wife/30/Dover (Kent/Census)
1861/Eliza Lovell/Daughter/4/Reading (Berkshire/Census)
1861/Richard Lovell/Son/2/Feltham (Middlesex/Census)
1861/William Lovell/Son/11 months/Feltham (Middlesex/Census)

1861/Mary Reynolds/House Servant/16/Whetton, Middlesex/Census

1861/George Cox/House Servant/17/Bedfont, Middlesex/Census

1861/William Tarry/Lodger, Servant/25/Policoft, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/John Tarry/Lodger, Servant/36/Policoft, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/William Lynch/Lodger, Servant/30/Sceater, Ireland/Census

1866/Mrs M Furrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/Henry Everett/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/Henry Everett/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Henry Everett/Licensed Victualler/57/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amelia C Everett/Wife/62/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census

1881/Louisa Cross/Domestic Servant/22/Ropley, Hampshire/Census
1881/Henry Cooper/Lodger, Musician/36/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1881/James Wedlock/Lodger, Musician/28/Plymouth/Census

1890/Alfred Cantle/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred J Cantle/Licensed Victualler/27/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1891/Emma E Cantle/Wife/23/Feltham, Middlesex/Census

1891/Alfred R Cantle/Son/1/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1891/Edith E M Cantle/Daughter/6 months/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1891/Alfred Appleton/Brother in law/12/Feltham, Middlesex/Census

1891/Doris Martell/General Servant/17/Feltham, Middlesex/Census

1894/Alfred Cantle/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Alfred Cantle/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Alfred Cantle/Licensed Victualler, Red Lion/37/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/Emma Cantle/Wife/33/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alfred R Cantle/Son/11/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1901/Edith Em Cantle/Daughter/10/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Claud V T Cantle/Son/5/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Mabel El Cantle/Daughter/3/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Violet W Cantle/Daughter/1/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Grace Harding/Servant/15/Cowley, Middlesex/Census

1911/George A Chandler/Licensed Victualler/40/Surrey/Census
1911/Hannah Chandler/Wife/40/London/Census
1911/Joseph Chandler/Son, Clerk/19/Aldgate, London/Census
1911/Reuben Chandler/Son/14/Aldgate, London/Census
1911/Rose Chandler/Daughter/11/Aldgate, London/Census
1911/Edith Ansell/Domestic Servant/16/Feltham, Middlesex/Census

1914/Geo Alfred Chandler/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/George Alfred Chandler/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Geo Alfred Chandler/../../../Post Office Directory


The Red Lion, Feltham is the oldest surviving public house still functioning in its original building.
Threatened with demolition in 1969, petitions by regular customers, and a member of the Hounslow & District History Society helped to secure a preservation order for the building. It has been a Grade II Listed British Building since 1973. 
The Red Lion's name was changed to KTM ROX in 2017.
KTM ROX website link