title artwork
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 Dun Cow

photo
NAME DUN COW
ADDRESS 42 JORDAN WELL
The dun cow is a legendary beast from local stories, said to have lived on Dunsmore Heath, between Coventry and Rugby. It is said to have been gigantic and to have been slain by Guy of Warwick.

By 1935 it was a Flowers house and c1964 it closed.
Known Licensees are;
1845 J. B. W. Moore
1868 - 1874 William J. Barnett
1879 - 1881 John James Warwick
1886 G. Pitt
1890 - 1891 J. Priest
1893 - 1905 W. Seymour
1909 - 1922 Robert Bickley
1924 - 1927 E. Wilkins
1931 - 1934 W. J. Parker
1935 - 1938 A. H. Robinson
1958 - 1962 Joseph Carr who was later at the Binley Hotel, Willenhall Lane from 1963 onwards
+ -
Click here to see Research

Name A legendary beast from local stories, said to have lived on Dunsmore Heath, to have been gigantic, and to have been slain by Guy of Warwick.

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P51 DUN COW, Jordan Well Alehouse Owner : John Jackson, Jordan Well
later John James Warwick
later Flower & Sons, Stratford upon Avon
Licensee : John James Warwick
15.1.1885 TOL to George Pitt
2.12.1886 TOL to John Bolton
31.10.1889 TOL to John Priest
22.5.1890 TOL to William Seymour
27.4.1882 fined 10/- & costs for opening premises

1887 COC P56 Cov Times Inn signs

1935 GT Flowers ISC P79 A Flowers house

11.1945 Cov at War P59 Photo of delivery to Dun Cow

c1964 Closed

LICENSEES

1845 Kelly J. B. W. Moore

1868 Buchanan W. Barnett

23.11.1868 Lantern William Barnett

1871 Census William Barnett 29 yo b London m Charlotte, 30 & 1 lodger

1874 C&B W. J. Barnett
1878 LJ Vol 1 P51 John James Warwick
1879 Stevens John James Warwick

1881 C&B John James Warwick
1885 LJ Vol 1 P51 John James Warwick
1885 LJ Vol 1 P51 George Pitt
1886 C&B G. Pitt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P51 George Pitt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P51 John Bolton
1889 LJ Vol 1 P51 John Bolton
1889 LJ Vol 1 P51 John Priest
1890/91 R&G J. Priest

1890 LJ Vol 1 P51 William Seymour
1893 Reporter W. Seymour

1894 R&G W. Seymour

1896 R&G W. Seymour

1903 R&G W. Seymour

1905 R&G W. Seymour

1909 R&G Robert Bickley

1911/12 Spennell Robert Bickley

1912/13 Spennell Robert Bickley

1919 Spennell Robert Bickley

1921/22 Spennell Robert Bickley

1924 P. James E. Wilkins

1926/27 P. James E. Wilkins

1931/32 P. James W. J. Parker

1933/34 P. James W. J. Parker

1935/36 P. James A. H. Robinson

1937/38 P. James A. H. Robinson

1953 LTSD

1957 Barrett Licensee not named
1958 Lee website Joseph Carr

1960 Barrett J. Carr

1961 Barrett J. Carr

1962 Barrett J. Carr

1966 Barrett

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P51 John Jackson, Jordan Well
later LJ Vol 1 P51 John James Warwick
later LJ Vol 1 P51 Flower & Sons, Stratford upon Avon
1898 LJ Vol 1 P51 Flower & Sons, Stratford upon Avon

Website Content © 2015 Real Ale Rambles. All rights reserved.
Credits and Copyrights for photos and images have been given where possible. We apologise for any omissions.

HTML5 Powered with CSS3 / Styling, Device Access, Graphics, 3D & Effects, Multimedia, Performance & Integration, and Semantics logo

Website Design © 2015 Go Graphix.