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The City Mill Inn

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NAME CITY MILL INN
ADDRESS 138 COX STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 2 ST. PETERS STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1854 SWANSWELL MILL
1861 1971 CITY MILL INN
This pub was named after the City Mill which was opposite on the River Sherbourne. The Swanswell was the mill pool. In 1893 it was leased by Phillips & Marriott for 14 years for £36 per annum from Hannah Williamson. From 1901 the lease was from Miss Dinah Cotton of 35 Winchester Street, Coventry. It closed in 1971 as a victim of the Hillfields Comprehensive Development Area.
Known Licensees at the CITY MILL INN are;
1861 Elizabeth Feltham
1868 - 1871 Edward Wakelin (g)
1874 C. Loveridge
1879 John Loveridge
1881 R. Dodd
1886 E. Jackson
1890 - 1891 L. Testot
1893 W. J. North
1894 A. Mason
1896 Mrs. F. A. Bull
1900 Thomas William Wilson
1900 - 1901 James Cramp
1901 - 1902 John Barrett
1902 - 1927 Mrs Anne (Annie) Ellen Marriott (& Alfred E. Marriott)
1929 - 1936 L. C. Jackson
1937 - 1940 Mrs. P. B. Jackson
1965 Mr. Robert Reid
Owners
1893 Hannah Williamson
1901 Miss Dinah Cotton
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Name From nearby mill on River Sherbourne. Swanswell Pool was the millpool.

1854 JA55 SWANSWELL MILL

By 1863 became CITY MILL INN

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 CITY MILLS, Cox Street / St Peters Street Alehouse
Owner : Thomas Williamson, 22 Union Street, Coventry
later William Ratliff, Coventry
Licensee : Catherine Loveridge
17.3.1881 TOL to Richard Russell Dodd
8.12.1881 TOL to Robert Griffiths Orton
1.6.1882 TOL to William Ratliff
5.7.1883 TOL to Matila Tunbury
1.11.1883 TOL to William Conner
15.1.1885 TOL to George Barnacle
6.8.1885 TOL to Edwin William Jackson
13.1.1887 TOL to James Sharrard
19.4.1888 TOL to Lawrence Felix Testot
16.4.1891 TOL to William George North
12.4.1893 TOL to Richard Elkington
7.12.1893 TOL to Arthur Mason
5.12.1895 TOL to Oliver Mason
27.2.1896 TOL to Florence Annie Bull
29.10.1898 TOL to Florence Annie Latimer
5.1.1899 TOL to Thomas William Wilson

Midsummer 1893 P&M PR Leased by Phillips & Marriott for 14 years for £ 36 p.a. from Hannah Williamson, c/o Mr J. Ludford, 22 Vernon Street, Coventry.

from 24.6.1901 P&M PR Leased by Phillips & Marriott from Miss Dinah Cotton, 35 Winchester Street, Coventry.

1906 OS Map

12.10.1965 News 2-7 Pub with no beer

21.1.1971 Closed

1971 - 72 JA33 CCD/CES/1/2209 Cox Street Number 7 Compulsory Purchase Order

Hillfields Comprehensive Develoment Area

LICENSEES

1861 Census Elizabeth Feltham 53 yo b Coventry widow & 2d, 1 gs, 1 lodger

1868 Buchanan E. Wakeling

23.11.1868 Lantern Edward Wakeling

1871 Census Edward Wakelin

1874 C&B C. Loveridge
1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 Catherine Loveridge
1879 Stevens John Loveridge ( not in Licensing Justices Register )
1881 LJ Vol 1 P28 Catherine Loveridge
1881 LJ Vol 1 P28 Richard Russell Dodd
1881 C&B R. Dodd
1881 LJ Vol 1 P28 Robert Griffiths Orton
1882 LJ Vol 1 P28 Robert Griffiths Orton
1882 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ratliff
1883 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ratliff
1883 LJ Vol 1 P28 Matila Tunbury
1883 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Conner
1885 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Conner
1885 LJ Vol 1 P28 George Barnacle
1885 LJ Vol 1 P28 Edwin William Jackson
1886 C&B E. Jackson
1887 LJ Vol 1 P28 Edwin William Jackson
1887 LJ Vol 1 P28 James Sharrard
1888 LJ Vol 1 P28 James Sharrard
1888 LJ Vol 1 P28 Lawrence Felix Testot
1890/91 R&G L. Testot
1891 LJ Vol 1 P28 Lawrence Felix Testot
1891 LJ Vol 1 P28 William George North
1893 Reporter W. J. North
1893 LJ Vol 1 P28 William George North
1893 LJ Vol 1 P28 Richard Elkington
1893 LJ Vol 1 P28 Arthur Mason
1894 R&G A. Mason
1895 LJ Vol 1 P28 Arthur Mason
1895 LJ Vol 1 P28 Oliver Mason
1896 LJ Vol 1 P28 Oliver Mason
1896 LJ Vol 1 P28 Florence Annie Bull
1896 R&G Mrs F. A. Bull
1898 LJ Vol 1 P28 Florence Annie Bull {
1898 LJ Vol 1 P28 Florence Annie Latimer {( These must be the same person )
1899 LJ Vol 1 P28 Florence Annie Latimer
1899 LJ Vol 1 P28 Thomas William Wilson
9.3.1900 P&M PR Thomas William Wilson

31.3.1900 P&M PR James Cramp

9.10.1901 P&M PR John Barrett

20.3.1902 P&M PR Anne Ellen Marriott

1903 R&G Annie Ellen Marriott

1905 R&G Annie C. Marriott

1909 R&G Alfred E. Marriott

1.6.1910 P&M PR Anne Ellen Marriott new agreement

1911/12 Spennell Alfred E. Marriott

1912/13 Spennell Mrs Marriott

1919 Spennell Mrs A. E. Marriott

1921/22 Spennell Mrs A. E. Marriott

1924 P. James Mrs A. E. Marriott

1926/27 P. James Mrs A. E. Marriott

1929 P. James L. C. Jackson

1931/32 P. James L. C. Jackson

1933/34 P. James L. C. Jackson

1935/36 P. James L. C. Jackson

1937/38 P. James Mrs P. B. Jackson

1939/40 P. James Mrs P. B. Jackson

1955/56 Barrett Not listed in street section

1965 News 2-6 Mr Robert Reid leaves

1966 Barrett

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P28 Thomas Williamson, 22 Union Street, Coventry
Midsummer 1893 P&M PR Hannah Williamson
later LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ratliff, Coventry
1898 LJ Vol 1 P28 William Ratliff, Coventry
24.6.1901 P&M PR Miss Dinah Cotton

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