Newhall History

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Pubs & Publicans

According to Douglas Harvey's "Newhall Long Ago" there were as many as 68 public houses in the village at one time! Although some may have been called public houses these were sometimes not pubs at all, they were off-licenses (allowed to sell alchohol but not to be consumed on the premises). This has spurred me on to discover if Douglas Harvey's statement is true and if so, where all these public houses and off-licenses were and who the people were who lived and worked there.

Albert Inn


Address: 50 High Street (next to the Doctor’s Surgery)

Now: Private Residence

Opened: 1871


Landlords:

1874 – 1881 Edward Dunnicliff

1901 – 1906 Jonathan Staley (there since at least 1896)

1906 – T. Dunnicliffe (owner)


Delicensed 1906, not convenient for police supervision

Home of Newhall Rangers F.C.

Alma Inn


Address: 1 Hill Street (behind the George Inn?)

Now: ?


Landlords:

1901 – John L. Dent

Angel Inn


Address: 66 High Street (between Stanhope Arms and Holly Bush)

Now: Demolished, houses on site

Opened: 1869


Landlords:

1874 – Jno. Young

1881 – John Cox (also coal miner)

1901 – John Dennis

1906 – James Insley

1941 – Jas. Fletcher

1960 – Robert A. C. Thompson

Bird in Hand


Address: Dowler’s End (Orchard Street, now Plummer Road)

Now: Demolished, houses on site


Landlords:

1861 – William Pickering

1871 – 1881 Henry Eames (and coal miner)

1891 – Henry Thorman (?)

1895 – William Greaves

1896 - Joseph Billings jnr

1960 – Mrs Doris Chell

Brickmaker’s Arms


Address: 39 Parliament Street

Now: Private residence since 1965. Called ‘The Brickies’

Beerhouse in 1897


Landlords:

1956 – 1960 Mrs Pat Street

Carpenter’s Arms


Address: ?

Now: ?

Possibly an earlier name for the Park Inn on Park Road.


Landlords:

1861 – George Hardwick

Chesterfield Arms (A511)


Address: Ashby Road (corner of Wood Lane)

Now: Still in Use

Was known as Park Gate Inn earlier.


1878 – Thomas Alfred Smedley was baptised, father Thomas, publican

1880 – Christina Floyd Smedley was baptised, father Thomas, publican

1891 – Supplied by Gresley Brewery

1895 – Rent £20


Landlords:

1811 – 1846 John Smedley (d. 1848)

1851 – 1864 Miss Dorothy Smedley (d. 1870)

1871 – 1874 Miss Margaret Smedley

1974 – 1881 Miss Jemima Smedley

1891 – 1895 William Barfoot

1899 – George Mount

1912 – 1941 Henry Shaw

Chesterfield Arms (Main Street)


Address: 79 Main Street

Now: Private Residence


Landlords:

1874 – 1896 Paul Staley (sold to Bass) (also a Higgler)

Crown Inn


Address: 145 Oversetts Road

Now: Still in Use

Refurbished in 1953


Landlords:

1871 – Joseph Edwards

1881 – William Redfern

1891 – 1899 William Newbold

1901 – 1912 John Peace

1928 – James Albert Clamp

1932 – Alfred Clamp

1936 – 1941 Alfred Bacon

1960 – Charles Pickering

? – Alec Young

Foaming Quart


Address: 56 John Street

Now: Private Residence

Mentioned 1892-1941

Reduced to an off-license by 1892


Landlords:

1901 – William Peace

Freehold Tavern


Address: 4 High Street

Now: Still in Use

Beerhouse until 1874


Landlords:

1861 – 1874 Daniel Staley

1881 - James Pickering (and coal miner)

1891 – 1899 Mrs Mary Pickering

1893 – Pickering Family

1901 – 1912 William R. Moon

1928 – Walter Bettridge

1932 – 1941 Jn. Jackson

1960 – Frederick C. Billings

George Inn


Address: Maypole Hill

Now: Private Residence, closed 2002


George Brunt had a brickworks on Rosliston Road at Stapenhill called Appletree Hill. He leased a farm from the Earl of Chesterfield which his son, Thomas took over when he died. The first house on Wellwood Road is called Appletree House.


Landlords:

? – 1822 Hannah Keatley

1822 – Thomas Brunt

? - Wife of above

1835 – 1874 William Brunt (son of Thomas, d. 1875)

1881 – 1899 Miss Charlotte Brunt

1899 – Misses Charlotte and Hannah Brunt

1901 – James Smith

1912 – Mrs Mary Mansfield

1928 – 1941 Wm. Hornsby

1960 – Arthur Parker

1970s – Brenda ?

1970s – John ?

Golden Ball


Address: High Street (almost next to the Queen’s Head)

Now: Private Residence


Landlords:

1861 – Jesse Harvey

1874 – Jno. Ife

1881 – George Hatton

Holly Bush


Address: 74 High Street (between the Angel Inn and the Stanhope Arms)

Now: Demolished, houses on site

Closed 1960


Landlords:

1835 – 1842 Francis Orgill

1851 – William Orgill

1855 – 1857 Daniel Staley

1864 – John Hinks

1970 – Henry Hoskisson

1874 – Jno. Cox

1881 – Daniel Copestake (and coal miner)

1891 – John Bindley

1895 – Hugo Lyons

1899 – 1901 Daniel Staley

1903 – 1906 Ernest Edward Sutton

1912 – Thomas Henry Faulkener

1928 – George Riddell

1932 – 1936 Benj Redfern

1960 – John William Jones

Hope & Anchor


Address: 211 High Street

Now: Still in use

Renamed ‘The Anchor’ in 1999


Landlords:

1861 – James Harvey

1874 – Levi Draycott

? – John Newbold

1878 – James Harvey (same as 1861)

1881 – William Croxall (and iron moulder)

1941 – Saml. J. Harvey

Horse & Jockey


Address: Church Street

Now: Demolished in 2001, flats now being built (2008)

Elias Brealey (1835) was fined in 1828 for ‘measures’

Enoch Dent (late 19th C) founded a market adjoining the Inn

Extensively rebuilt


Landlords:

1835 – Elias Brealey

1841 – 1864 Thomas Staley

1871 – 1874 George Eames

1881 – William Dent (and coal miner)

Late 19th C – Enoch Dent

1895 – Wm. Greaves

1899 – 1901 Henry Dumolo

1912 – Mrs Harriett Dumolo

1928 – Arth. Corbett

1932 – 1936 Mrs Eliz. Corbett

1941 – Thos. Ball

1960 – Eric John Rogers

Jolly Colliers


Address: 2 Rose Valley

Now: Still in use

Reputed to be open in 1781, the oldest surviving pub in Newhall?


Landlords:

1821 – Joseph Bucknell

1827 – 1829 – William Harby

1835 – John Slater

1841 – 1846 Francis Dent

1861 – James Staley

1874 – Jph. Harvey

1881 – George Cliff (and brewery clerk)

1884 – William Greaves

1891 – 1895 Henry Radbourne

1899 – 1901 – Joseph Billings

1912 – William Ashby

1928 – Jonathan Bates

1932 – 1941 Wm. Mallender

Lamb Inn


Address: Main Street

Now: Still in use


Landlords:

1861 – William Draycott

1874 – Hy. Bird

1881 – John Whyles (and coal higgler)

1901 – George Masters

1928 – Wm. E. Collins

1932 – Wm. Woodhouse

1936 – Ernest H. Eays

1941 – Harry Titterton

1960 – Eric Bentley

New Inn


Address: Main Street

Now: Closed 1990’s, extended to make the Old Post Community Centre, open since 2002


Landlords:

1835 – Daniel Brealey

1842 – Isaac Lunn

1855 – 1857 Daniel Peace

1861 – 1870 William Parker

1881 – George Slack

1891 – Daniel Staley

1893 – 1901 Tom Wain

1912 – 1936 Alfred J. Hough

1941 – Arth. Staley

1960 – Frank Ward

North Pole


Address: High Street (somewhere between the Stanhope and the George Inn)

Now: ?

Reduced to an off-license by 1890 from a full public house

1895 – supplied by Gresley Brewery, rent £18.4.0

Oversetts Inn


Address: 84 Oversetts Road (corner of Alma Road)

Now: Closed 1955, demolished 1958, new houses built (2008)


Landlords:

 1871 – 1881 William Redfern (and coal miner)

1901 – Francis Staley

1941 – Albt. Sippitts

? – Punch Illsley

Park Inn


Address: 87 Park Road

Now: Private residence

Was possibly called the Carpenter’s Arms at an earlier date


Landlords:

1881 – George Hardwick (and coal miner)

1960 – William Henry Wilson

Queen’s Head


Address: 141 High Street

Now: Private residence

Stands back from the other houses


Landlords:

1857 – 1861 Joseph Parker

1874 – Mark Parker

1881 – William Gough

1895 – Jonathan Staley

1899 – 1928 Henry Ashley (b. 1853, d. 1930)

1932 – Bertie Plummer

Red Lion


Address: 22 Market Street (next to the Horse & Jockey)

Now: Demolished

Mentioned in 1908


Landlords:

1835 – 1861 Thomas Thornewill

1864 – 1871 Joseph Mansfield

1874 – 1881 Henry Hoskison (and grocer)

1891 – Thomas Paunder

1895 – Loder Giles Moody

1899 – Jo ? Dunnicliffe

1901 – George Laud

Royal Oak


Address: 163-167 High Street

Now: Still in use

1881 census – Leo Doran (1861-1874) Sparth House, High Street, Retired Licensed Victualler, 52, b. Clayton Lenore, Lancs.


Landlords:

1861 – 1874 Leo Doran

1881 – Sarah Dent

1891 – 1895 George Hinklin

1899 – Mrs Louise Hicklin

1912 – John Percival

1928 – 1932 Rt. Wm. Fairbrother

1936 – 1941 David Horrobin

1960 – Hugh Reginald Pollard

? – Alec Young

Spread Eagle


Address: 91 Oversetts Road (corner of St John’s Drive)

Now: Private residence


Landlords:

1871 – George Hardwick

1881 – Alfred Hardwick (and labourer)

18895 – 1901 Alfred Ashby (and coal merchant, brake proprietor and furniture remover)

1912 – Henry Eames

1928 – 1937 Mrs Alice Eames

1960 – Harry Horrobin

Stanhope Arms


Address: High Street (next to the Angel)

Now: Was a fish and chip shop called The Stanhope Grill before becoming a private residence

First mentioned in 1850


Landlords:

1851 – Joseph Parker

1857 – 1871 Paul Staley

1870 – 1874 Fdk. Staley

1881 – Paul Parker (and higgler)

1891 – 1899 Daniel Copestake

1906 – John Wood (owner – Joseph Parker)

1908 – 1922 George Leech

1928 – 1932 Jn. Orgill Dolman

1936 – Herbt. Heafield

Star Inn


Address: Main Street (near corner of Brook Street)

Now: Demolished, houses on the site built using the old bricks

1881 – address was Pinfold Road


Landlords:

1861 – George Brealey

1871 – 1874 Joseph Dent

1881 – George Brealey (and general labourer)

1889 – George Bates

1928 – 1941 William Freeman

Swan Inn


Address: 52 Oversetts Road

Now: Demolished in 2004, houses on the site, called The Swan's Rest

The first building was demolished in 1902, a temporary bar was in the stables behind, the new building was opened in 1903.


Landlords:

1835 – Thomas Thornwill

1871 – 1881 Thomas Radbourne

1891 – 1896 George Bates

1896 – William Draycott

1899 – 1912 William Draycott

1928 – 1936 Jn. Jas. Sibson

1937 – 1962 Albert and Doris Leech

1962 - ? Mr Gilliver

The Gate


Address: A444

Now: Still in use

Original pub sign read: ‘This gate hangs well and hinders none, refresh and pay and travel on’.


Landlords:

1830 – 1835 John Morris

1842 – 1871 Joseph Redfern

1870 – 1874 Mrs Mary Redfern

1879 – George Redfern

1880 – 1891 Samuel Twigg (and farmer)

1895 – 1899 Mrs Emily Twigg

1904 – 1928 William Attwood

1932 – Thos. Martin

1936 – 1941 Rd. W. Wilkinson

? - ? Jack Starkey

1960 – R. Boddice

? - ? Jack Landlaw

? - ? William Bodell

1993 – R. Wright

1995 – Linda Williams

1998 – Terry Clarke

 

Owners:

 

1830 – 1849 Charles Hill

1849 – 1860 Mr Higgot

1860 – 1891 Mr Higgot (son of above?)

1891 - ? John Thompson and Sons

The Jug


Address: 36 Oversetts Road (corner of Parliament Street)

Now: Demolished, waste land

Only ever a beerhouse


Landlords:

1881 – George Nalton (and potter)

1901 – John Draycott

The Talbot


Address: Orchard Street (corner of Robinsons Road)

Now: Kangs Mini-Market

Reduced to an off-license by 1900

Thorntree Inn


Address: 59 Bretby Road

Now: Still in use

Address in 1881 – Matts Yard


Landlords:

1861 – 1881 Joseph Staley (and grocer)

1891 – Henry Warren

1895 – 1912 Daniel Staley

1928 – Mrs Eliza Staley

1932 – 1960 Wltr. Miller

Trafalgar Inn


Address: 28 Meadow Lane

Now: Private residence


Landlords:

1881 – 1901 Daniel Dent (and coal miner)

Victoria Arms/Inn


Address: High Street (opposite Newhall park – was called Staley’s Row)

Now: Demolished, houses on site called Tilley Green


Landlords:

1861 – Robert Hardwick

1868 – Jarvis Adams

1871 – 1874 George Adams

1881 – John Wain (and coal miner)

Wheel Inn


Address: 597 Burton Road (Midway)

Now: Still in use


Landlords:

1831 – William Cole

1835 – 1842 John Cole

1846 – 1864 James Cole

1870-1874 – Mrs Sarah Cole

1881 – Alfred Cole Faulkener (also Newhall butcher)

1894 – Dan Jones

1894 – 1914 Edwin Davis

1914 – 1922 Mrs Ann Davis (wife of Edwin)

1922 – late 1950s Charles Edward & Beatrice Pass (daughter of Edwin and Ann Davis)

White Horse


Address: 137 Village Street (A444)

Now: Still in use

Could date back to the 1600s, an indenture from 1786 indicates a possible earlier name being ‘Eagle and Sun’.


Landlords:

1820 – John Orgill

1835 – Anthony Orgill

1841 – 1842 Thos. Stephenson

1846 – 1861 John Staley

1870 – 1876 Jas. Boardman

1881 – John Staley

1884 – William M. Martin

1891 – 1895 Thomas Stretton

1899 – Mrs Elizabeth Stretton

1901 – William Kenny

1904 – 1912 Thomas Martin

1916 – 1925 George Bird

1928 – 1941 Wm. Illsley

1948 – Walter Staley

1960 – John Scott

1979 – Brian Watson

1983 – Jack Corten

1984 – Michael ?

1995 – David Lilley

1998? – Richard Bird

2002 – Neil & Patricia McCormick