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The Crystal Palace Inn

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Burges from Bishop Street 1932 

NAME CRYSTAL PALACE INN
ADDRESS 3A THE BURGES
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1772 OLD ROSE & CROWN
1822 1868 ROSE & CROWN, ROSE
1868 1929 CRYSTAL PALACE INN
The Crystal Palace was the mainly glass building commissioned by Prince Albert to house the International Exhibition of 1851. It was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The Crystal Palace itself was destroyed by fire in 1936. The license of this pub was transferred to the Holyhead in Holyhead Road in 1929.
Known Licensees are;
1822 - 1823 T. Bant
1828 - 1829 William Clarke
1835 - 1841 Martha Clarke
1845 J. Ward
1850 - 1851 Mary Rogers
1861 Charles Ivins
1868 - 1874 Joseph Cattell
1879 - 1881 James Ellis Patterson
1886 J. Sudden
1890 - 1891 G. Kenning
1893 J. Edwards
1894 H. Liddington
1896 William Cotton
1903 - 1905 J. H. E. Brown
1909 - 1913 Mrs. Elizabeth Brown
1919 - 1929 Walter Jones
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Dict PN The mainly glass building commissioned by Prince Albert to house the International Exhibition of 1851. It was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. The Crystal Palace itself was destroyed by fire in 1936.

21.12.1867 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Robert Higgitt to Joseph Cattell

24.3.1876 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Joseph Cattell to James Pattison

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 CRYSTAL PALACE, Burges Alehouse
Owner : Thomas Clarke, Hertford Street
later Robert Choules
later Northampton Brewery Co Ltd
Licensee :James Ellice Pattison
3.11.1881 TOL to Thomas Hennessey
6.11.1883 TOL to James Ballard
6.11.1884 TOL to Robert Choules
11.3.1886 TOL to James Garvey Suddens
24.5.1888 TOL to Joseph Birch Edwards
2.8.1888 TOL to George Kenning
27.10.1892 TOL to Joseph Birch Edwards
17.5.1894 TOL to Henry Liddington

1914 Cov Review 15.3.1974 On a plan.

1929 Police License transferred to the Holyhead, Holyhead Road.

LICENSEES


1867 JA141 CS Robert Higgitt

1867 JA141 CS Joseph Cattell

1868 Buchanan Joseph Cattell

1871 Census Joseph Cattell 37 yo b Coventry m Ann, 35 & 1s, 1d, 1 sister-in-1874 C&B J. Cattell [ law, 1 visitor, 1 boarder.

1876 JA141 CS Joseph Cattell

1876 JA141 CS James Pattison
1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Ellice Pattison
1879 Stevens James Ellis Patterson

1881 C&B J. E. Patterson
1881 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Ellice Pattison
1881 LJ Vol 1 P35 Thomas Hennessey
1883 LJ Vol 1 P35 Thomas Hennessey
1883 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Ballard
1884 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Ballard
1884 LJ Vol 1 P35 Robert Choules
1886 LJ Vol 1 P35 Robert Choules
1886 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Garvey Suddens
1886 C&B J. Sudden
1888 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Garvey Suddens
1888 LJ Vol 1 P35 Joseph Birch Edwards
1888 LJ Vol 1 P35 George Kenning
1890/91 R&G G. Kenning
1892 LJ Vol 1 P35 George Kenning
1892 LJ Vol 1 P35 Joseph Birch Edwards
1893 Reporter J. Edwards
1894 LJ Vol 1 P35 Joseph Birch Edwards
1894 LJ Vol 1 P35 Henry Liddington
1894 R&G H. Liddington

1896 R&G William Cotton ( out of place ? )
1898 LJ Vol 1 P35 Henry Liddington
1903 R&G J. H. E. Brown

1905 R&G J. H. E. Brown

1909 R&G Elizabeth Brown

1911/12 Spennell Mrs Brown

1912/13 Spennell Mrs Brown

1919/20 Spennell Walter Jones

1921/22 Spennell Walter Jones

1924 P. James Walter Jones

1926/27 P. James Walter Jones

1929 P. James Walter Jones

1931/32 P. James No3 = Burton, M., Ltd, tailors - no pub

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 Thomas Clarke, Hertford Street
later LJ Vol 1 P35 Robert Choules
later LJ Vol 1 P35 Northampton Brewery Co Ltd
1898 LJ Vol 1 P35 Northampton Brewery Co Ltd

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