Ben Caunt's

Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Ben Caunt's
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: St. Martin’s Lane (now the Salisbury pub). For a current map, Click Here.

  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:

  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.

  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).

    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Ben Caunt's

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Parry, John Cultural Performance 1

    Events at Ben Caunt's

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Cultural Performance 23 March 1846 - 23 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Parry, John

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Historical Directory of Pubs in the South East of England, including London (Website). 09/14/2008 (

      "Salisbury Stores, 90 St Martins Lane, St Martins in Fields

      This pub was founded in 1725 as the Coach & Horses and briefly took the name the Ben Caunt's Head, before being re-named the Salisbury Stores in 1865. It was re-built in its current form in 1892. In more recent years the name has been abbreviated to the Salisbury."

    • Sala, G.A. London Up to Date. Reproduced at Victorian London Online.. 09/14/2008 (

      (Under Three P.M: At the National Gallery)