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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 Duke of Wellington

NAME DUKE OF WELLINGTON
ADDRESS MILL LANE
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES COX STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1822 1823 DUKE OF WELLINGTON
1835 1920 OLD STAR / STAR, Cox Street
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852) was a British national hero after his defeat of Napoleon I at Waterloo in 1815. He had earlier had a distinguished military career in India and Spain. Between 1828 and 1830 he was Prime Minister, later he was Foreign Secretary 1834 to 1835.

Known Licensees at the DUKE OF WELLINGTON are;
1822 - 1823 W. Bellamy

Known Licensees at the STAR are;
1835 Henry Bellamy
1840 Giles Smith
1841 - 1851 James Foster

Known Licensees at the OLD STAR INN are;
1861 Thomas Iliffe or Thomas Greatrex
1868 Thomas Shortley
1874 - 1893 Henry Russell
1894 Mrs. E. Russell
1896 Mrs. E. Dutson
1903 - 1909 J. H. Millerchip
1911 - 1912 Joseph Salmon
1912 - 1913 J. G. Evans
1919 William Brimfield

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