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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 59 CROSS CHEAPING
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'.

All I know of this is that it was closed in 1929 for street improvement, according to the Police Reports

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See BOARD VAULTS

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P8 BOARD, Cross Cheaping Alehouse - 6 days license
Owners : James Matterson, Coventry
later William Clarke
Licensee William Clarke

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