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The Fiveways Tavern

NAME FIVEWAYS TAVERN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES FIVEWAYS INN. Previoulsy the BEERHOUSE
ADDRESS 61 HARNALL LANE WEST
The name came from the pub's location on an important road junction. Until 1850 this was a BEERHOUSE. In 1979 it was described as a 'busy local pub'. The Fiveways closed on 21st October 1981

A Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper article from 14th April 1961
Known Licensees are;
1841 - 1861 George Shilton
1868 W. Faulconbridge
1871 - 1874 John Edwin Faulconbridge
1881 - 1891 John R. Kaye
1893 - 1903 William Jephcott
1905 - 1913 Frederick W. Burr
1919 Arthur George Jephcott
1921 - 1922 A. J. Garratt
1924 - 1934 T. Oswin
1935 - 1936 F. M. Pritchard
1937 - 1940 J. T. Crocker
1941 - 1954 Joe German (tenure of 12 years? see clipping above)
1955 - 1956 Sidney Crook
1957 - 1958 Wilfred Finn (later at the Binley Hotel, Willenhall Lane from 1958 - 60 and at the Old Ball, Walsgrave Road in 1960)
1960 onwards Brennan Martin (see above)
BREWERS
to 1877 George Rushden
1877 - 1887 John Kaye
1887 - 1902 William Jephcott
1902 - 1920 Fredrick William Burr
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Name At an important road junction

to 1850 See BEERHOUSE, Hillfields

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P26 FIVE WAYS, Harnall Lane Alehouse
Owner : George Jephcott, Bowling Green, Harnall Lane
later William Jephcott
Licensee : John Kaye
10.1.1889 TOL to Harriett Kaye
31.10.1889 TOL to William Jephcott

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

6.5.1865 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Daniel Gilbert to Joseph Wetton

10.11.1866 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Joseph Wetton to W. H. Faulconbridge

1887 COC P53 Cov Times Inn signs

14.4.1961 Citypubs 38

1912 OS Map

1977 WRAG 1

1979 WRAG 2 Busy local pub

? COOPP Photo 28

21.10.1981 Closed

LICENSEES

1841 Census George Shelton

1845 JA16 & 27 Kelly George Shilton

1850 Lascelles George Shilton

1861 Census George Shilton 74 yo b Coventry m Elizabeth, 60 & 2
1865 JA141 CS Daniel Gilbert

1865 JA141 CS Joseph Wetton
1866 JA141 CS Joseph Wetton

1866 JA141 CS W. H. Faulconbridge

1868 Buchanan W. Faulconbridge

1871 Census John Edwin Faulconbridge 39 yo b Coundon

1874 C&B J. E. Faulconbridge
1878 LJ Vol 1 P26 John Kaye
1881 C&B John R. Kaye

1886 C&B John R. Kaye
1889 LJ Vol 1 P26 John Kaye
1889 LJ Vol 1 P26 Harriett Kaye
1889 LJ Vol 1 P26 William Jephcott
1890/91 R&G John R. Kaye ( this seem out of place )

1893 Reporter William Jephcott

1894 R&G W. Jephcott

1896 R&G William Jephcott
1898 LJ Vol 1 P26 William Jephcott
1903 R&G William Jephcott

1905 R&G Frederick W. Burr

1909 R&G Frederick W. Burr

1911/12 Spennell F. W. Burr

1912/13 Spennell F. W. Burr

1919 Spennell Arthur George Jephcott

1921/22 Spennell A. J. Garrett

1924 P. James T. Oswin

1926/27 P. James T. Oswin

1929 P. James T. Oswin

1931/32 P. James T. Oswin

1933/34 P. James T. Oswin

1935/36 P. James F. M. Pritchard

1937/38 P. James J. T. Croker

1939/40 P. James J. T. Croker
1941 Citypubs 38 Joe German

1954 Citypubs 38 Joe German

1955/56 Barrett Sidney Crook Fiveways Inn

1957 Citypubs 38 Brennan Martin

1958 Citypubs 38 Brennan Martin

BREWERS

1877 Friedrich George Rushden

1877 Friedrich John Kaye

1887 Friedrich John Kaye

1887 Friedrich William Jephcott

1902 Friedrich William Jephcott

1902 Friedrich Frederick William Burr

1914 WB Frederick William Burr

1920 WB Frederick William Burr

1920 Friedrich Frederick William Burr

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P26 George Jephcott, Bowling Green, Harnall Lane
later LJ Vol 1 P26 William Jephcott
1898 LJ Vol 1 P26 William Jephcott

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