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The Hearsall Tavern

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NAME HEARSALL TAVERN
ADDRESS 45 CRAVEN STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 23 CRAVEN STREET
This pub takes its name from a local place name. It was once an Atkinsons pub and stands next door to the Coombe Abbey pub. In 1855 to celebrate bonfire night a sheep was roasted here by Mr Joseph Jelley for his customers.
Known Licensees are;
1855 - 1868 Joseph Jelley
1871 - 1874 George Cowley
1879 Joseph Radburn
1881 J. Jenkins
1886 E. Mealand
1890 - 1891 H. French
1893 Joseph Radburn
1894 Mrs E. Leeson
1896 W. Morton
1903 W. Sharman
1905 - 1909 F. Pell
1911 - 1913 W. H. Shilton
1921 - 1922 A. H. Hitchins
1926 - 1929 C. E. Wager
1931 - 1934 H. Johnson
1935 - 1936 R. Allsop
1937 - 1938 J. Barrs
1939 - 1940 H. C. Delo
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Name Local place name

3.11.1855 JA16 CS To celebrate 5th November a sheep was roasted here by Mr Joseph Jelley for his customers.

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 HEARSALL INN, Craven Street Alehouse
Owner : Thomas Hughes, solicitor, Coventry
later Thomas Beech, Spon St, Coventry
later Hunt Edmunds & Co, Banbury
Licensee Joseph Radburn
11.11.1880 TOL to James Jenkins
24.4.1884 TOL to Joseph Radburn
14.1.1886 TOL to Edwin Mealand
23.5.1889 TOL to Maria Jones
27.6.1889 TOL to Henry French
31.10.1889 TOL to John Barnett
30.7.1891 TOL to Thomas John Clarke
29.10.1891 TOL to William Eagles
27.10.1892 TOL to Joseph Radburn
12.4.1893 TOL to Emma Leeson
11.4.1894 TOL to William Morton
23.11.1893 fined 10/- & costs for keeping open

c1907 E&CE P80 Photo

1911 OS Map

1982 WRAG 3 A basic male dominated pub which doesn't sell Bass despite the sign outside.

1982 Pubscrawl 7 Once an Atkinsons pub - hence next door to the Coombe ( M&B ).

LICENSEES

1861 Census Joseph Jelley 51 yo b Coventry m Charlotte, 48 & 2d, 1 lodger

1868 Buchanan Joshua Jelley

23.11.1868 Lantern Thomas Jackson Harnall Tavern

1871 Census George Cowley 52 yo watchmaker b Coventry m Charlotte E., 49

1874 C&B G. Cowley
1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1879 Stevens Joseph Radburn
1880 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1880 LJ Vol 1 P39 James Jenkins
1881 C&B J. Jenkins
1884 LJ Vol 1 P39 James Jenkins
1884 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1886 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1886 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edwin Mealand
1886 C&B E. Mealand
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edwin Mealand
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 Maria Jones
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 Henry French
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 John Barnett
1890/91 R&G H. French ( Is yhis a year out ? )
1891 LJ Vol 1 P39 John Barnett
1891 LJ Vol 1 P39 Thomas John Clarke
1891 LJ Vol 1 P39 William Eagles
1892 LJ Vol 1 P39 William Eagles
1892 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1893 Reporter J. Radburn
1893 LJ Vol 1 P39 Joseph Radburn
1893 LJ Vol 1 P39 Emma Leeson
1894 R&G Mrs E. Leeson
1894 LJ Vol 1 P39 Emma Leeson
1894 LJ Vol 1 P39 William Morton
1896 R&G W. Morton

1903 R&G W. Sharman

1905 R&G F. Pell

1909 R&G F. Pell

1911/12 Spennell W. H. Shilton

1912/13 Spennell W. H. Shilton

1921/22 Spennell A. H. Hitchins bagatelle

1926/27 P. James C. E. Wager

1929 P. James C. E. Wager

1931/32 P. James H. Johnson

1933/34 P. James H. Johnson

1935/36 P. James R. Allsop

1937/38 P. James J. Barrs

1939/40 P. James H. C. Delo

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 Thomas Hughes, solicitor, Coventry
later LJ Vol 1 P39 Thomas Beech, Spon St, Coventry
later LJ Vol 1 P39 Hunt Edmunds & Co, Banbury
1898 LJ Vol 1 P39 Hunt Edmunds & Co, Banbury

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