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The Gas Tavern

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NAME GAS TAVERN
ADDRESS 26 GAS STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 25 GAS STREET
This is named after the original Coventry gas works which was in the same street.

In 1854 the Gas Tavern is advertised to let. It closed on 12th October 1964.

Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper article from 15th July 1960
Known Licensees are;
1868 Walter Beaumont
1874 D. Sidwell
1879 - 1886 Joseph S. Franklin
1890 - 1893 R. Scrivener
1894 - 1910 Herbert A. Beaumont & decorator
1911 - 1932 Frank Jackson
1933 - 1940 Mrs L. Jackson
1960 onwards Thomas G. Baxter (see above)
Jesse Webb (see also Hill Cross Tavern, Abbots Lane 1958 - 61, and Brewer and Baker, East Street)
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Name After the local gas works

1.9.1854 JA16 Gas Tavern to let

10.11.1866 JA141 CS Transfer of license from John Roe to Walter Beaumont

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 GAS TAVERN, Gas Street Alehouse
Owner : David Sidwell, Gas Street, Coventry
later Richard Scrivener
later James Eadie & Co Ltd
7.11.1878 TOL to Joseph Samuel Franklin
24.4.1886 TOL to Richard Scrivener
1.3.1894 TOL to Richard Srivener jnr
21.11.1894 Herbert Arthur Beaumont

1887 COC P55 Cov Times Inn signs

15.7.1960 Citypubs 2

12.10.1964 Closed

LICENSEES

1866 JA141 CS John Roe
1866 Ja141 Walter Beaumont

1868 Buchanan W. Beaumont
23.11.1868 Lantern Walter Beaumont
1871 Census Walter Beaumont Print compositer licensed victualler

1874 C&B D. Sidwell
1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 Joseph Samuel Franklin
1879 Stevens Joseph L. Franklin

1881 C&B Joseph S. Franklin

1886 C&B Joseph S. Franklin
1886 LJ Vol 1 P43 Joseph Samuel Franklin
1886 LJ Vol 1 P43 Richard Scrivener
1890/91 R&G R. Scrivener

1893 Reporter R. Scrivener
1894 LJ Vol 1 P43 Richard Scrivener
1894 LJ Vol 1 P43 Richard Srivener jnr
1894 LJ Vol 1 P43 Herbert Arthur Beaumont
1894 R&G Herbert A. Beaumont

1896 R&G Herbert A. Beaumont
1898 LJ Vol 1 P43 Herbert Arthur Beaumont
1903 R&G Herbert A. Beaumont

1905 R&G Herbert A. Beaumont

1910 R&G H. A. Beaumont

1911/12 Spennell Frank Jackson

1912/13 Spennell Frank Jackson

1919 Spennell Frank Jackson

1921/22 Spennell Frank Jackson

1924 P. James Frank Jackson

1926/27 P. James Frank Jackson

1929 P. James Frank Jackson

1931/32 P. James Frank Jackson

1933/34 P. James Mrs L. Jackson

1935/36 P. James Mrs L. Jackson

1936/37 P. James Mrs L. Jackson

1939/40 P. James Mrs L. Jackson

1966 Barrett

? Source 41 Walter Hewitt

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P43 David Sidwell, Gas Street, Coventry
later LJ Vol 1 P43 Richard Scrivener
later LJ Vol 1 P43 James Eadie & Co Ltd
1898 LJ Vol 1 P43 James Eadie & Co Ltd

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