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The Chauntry Tavern

The name is an old spelling of 'chantry' meaning a small chapel endowed by a wealthy person in order that masses might be chanted there on his behalf. In 1887 this was said to be in the 'new favourable quarter'. It can't have been favourable enough though as the pub closed c 1936.

Known Licensees are;
1822 - 1823 J. Reeves
1828 - 1829 Charles Comberpatch
1835 - 1841 Joseph Lowe Ladkin(s) (Lodkin)
1845 J. Bradford
1850 Thomas Poultney
1861 George Edwards publican & silk dyer
1868 William Owen
1871 John Westley
1874 - 1886 Thomas Whorrall (Whorrell)
1890 - 1913 Mrs. A. Whorrall
1919 Sidney George Athersuch.
1924 - 1929 W. H. Summers
1931 - 1932 L. C. Penn
1933 - 1940 C. Jones

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Dict PN An older spelling of ' chantry ', meaning a small chapel endowed by a wealthy person in order that masses might be chanted there on his behalf.

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

22.5.1851 JA141 CS Transfer of license from ? Wheeler to George Gibson

18.5.1855 JA143 CH&O Transferof license from ? Allen to William Jeffcoat

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P48 CHAUNTRY TAVERN, Chauntry Place Alehouse
Owner : John Smith, White Street
Licensee : Thomas Worrall
26.5.1887 TOL to Ann Worrall
15.10.1877 fined 20/- & costs keeping open
18.2.1882 fined £ 5 & costs & license to be endorsed Sunday trading

1887 COC P52 Cov Times Inn signs ( ' in the new favourable quarter ' )

c1936 Closed


1822/23 Pigot J. Reeves

1828/29 Pigot Charles Comberpatch

1835 Pigot Joseph Lodkin

1841 Census Joseph Ladkins 69 yo b Wks m Mary,55

1841 Pigot Joseph Lowe Ladkin

1845 Kelly J. Bradford

1850 CS Thomas Poultney
1851 JA141 CS ? Wheeler

1851 JA141 CS George Gibson
1855 JA143 CH&O ? Allen

1855 JA143 CH&O William Jeffcoat

1861 Census George Edwards publican & silk dyer

1868 Buchanan W. Owen

23.11.1868 Lantern William Owen

1871 Census John Westley

1874 C&B T. Whorrall
1878 LJ Vol 1 P48 Thomas Worrall
1879 Stevens Thomas Whorrell

1881 C&B T. Whorrall

1886 C&B T. Whorrall
1887 LJ Vol 1 P48 Thomas Worrall
1887 LJ Vol 1 P48 Ann Worrall
1890/9 R&G Mrs. Whorrall

1893 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall

1894 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall

1896 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall
1898 LJ Vol 1 P48 Ann Worrall
1903 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall

1905 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall

1909 R&G Mrs. A. Whorrall

1911/12 Spennell Mrs. A. Whorrall

1912/13 Spennell Mrs. Whorrall

1919 Spennell Sidney George Athersuch

1924 P. James W. H. Summers

1926/27 P. James W. H. Summers

1929 P. James W. H. Summers

1931/32 P. James L. C. Penn

1933/34 P. James C. Jones

1935/36 P. James C. Jones

1937/38 P. James C. Jones

1939/40 P. James C. Jones


1878 LJ Vol 1 P48 John Smith, White Street

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