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Here is what we think is the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries going back as far as available records allow. This is an ongoing project so contributions, corrections or additions to this archive, especially anecdotes, photos and media are most welcome. Feel free to contact us for a pint and a chat anytime.

The Board

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Cross Cheaping 1892

NAME BOARD
ADDRESS 52 CROSS CHEAPING
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1828 1868 BOARD, 52 Cross Cheaping
1881 1910 CRITERION VAULTS
Board means 'to board intoxicating liquor'. In some cases the need for a premises to have 'a board' , that is a sign board, suggested this name as some places did in fact display a blank board. However, in this case, the Board identified a person sellling beer from their home; in other words a beerhouse under the 1839 Beerhouse Act, the real origin of the 'public house'. It is interesting that a number of Boards in Cross Cheaping operated as wine & spirits merchants.
Known Licensees are;
1861 Charles J. Nutt wine & spirit merchant ( 52 Cross Cheaping - premises not named )
1868 J. Clarke

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