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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 Hospital Inn

This was named from its proximity to the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital.

The land that this pub was built on was sold to Mark William Makepeace in 1859. He died in 1895 and in 1896 the pub was purchased by Phillips and Marriott for £3156/6s/0d including a house and maltings. The maltings were sold to the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. In 1899 Phillips and Marriott valued the pub at £3500. The William Makepeace and Mark William Makepeace in the list of licensees are not the same person, as in 1861 William Makepeace is 55 years old and in 1871 Mark Makepeace is 37 years old. So which of the two was Mark William Makepeace who originally bought the land?

In 1918 the pub was closed and sold to the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital in consideration of the removal of the license of the Priory Tavern, New Buildings, to a new house in a new district. This house had yet to be opened. It was in fact the Barras House.
Known Licensees are;
1861 William Makepeace brewer
1868 - 1894 Mark Makepeace maltster & victualler
1896 - 1903 Harriett Bray
1905 - 1910 Henry William Hawkes
1911 Linda Hawkes
1911 - 1913 A. Hawkes
1859 - 1895 Mark William Makepeace
1895 - 1918 Phillips and Marriott
1918 Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital

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Name From its proximity to the Coventry and Watwickshire Hospital.

1859 JA48 PA56/7/15 Abraham Burbery Herbert, John Gulson and David Walters conveyed the land to Mark William Makepeace

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P30 HOSPITAL INN, Stoney Stanton Road Alehouse
Owner : Mark Makepeace
later Phillips & Marriott Ltd
Licensee : Mark Makepeace
27.2.1896 TOL to Harriett Bray

1.1895 JA48 PA56/7/15 Mark William Makepeace's will appointed Richard Lee james and Francis Makepeace executors.

12.1895 JA48 PA56/7/15 Mark William Makepeace died. Robert Lee James and Francis Makepeace sold the hospital inn and land and malthouse to Phillips & Marriott for £ 31000

24.4.1896 P&M PR Purchased by Phillips & Marriott for £ 3156/6/0d including house and maltings. Maltings sold to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital.

30.9.1899 P&M PR Value £ 3500

1906 OS Map

6.1918 P&M PR Sold to Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital

7.1918 P&M PR Closed July 1918 in consideratrion of removal of license of Priory Tavern to a house in a new district. This house has yet to be opened

- Barras House Hotel

9.2.1919 Police Closed


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1861 Census William Makepeace 55 yo brewer b Everton m Elizabeth, 57 & 2s

1868 Buchanan M. Makepeace

1871 Census Mark Makepeace 37 yo maltster & victualler b Coventry m Jane, 36

1874 C&B M. Makepeace [ & 2s, 1d, 1 servant & Frith family ( 3 )
1878 LJ Vol1 P30 Mark Makepeace
1879 Stevens Mark Makepeace

1881 C&B M. Makepeace

1886 C&B M. Makepeace

1890/91 R&G M. Makepeace

1893 Reporter M. Makepeace

1894 R&G M. Makepeace
1896 LJ Vol1 P30 Mark Makepeace
1896 LJ Vol1 P30 Harriett Bray
17.1.1896 P&M PR Harriet Bray
1896 R&G Harriet Bray

1903 R&G Harriet Bray

25.1.1905 P&M PR Henry William Hawkes

1905 R&G Henry W. Hawkes

1909 R&G Henry W. Hawkes

1.6.1910 P&M PR Henry William Hawkes new agreement

12.9.1911 P&M PR Linda Hawkes

1911/12 Spennell A. Hawkes

1912/13 Spennell A. Hawkes


1878 LJ Vol1 P30 Mark Makepeace
1859 JA48 PA56/7/15 Mark William Makepeace

1895 JA48 PA56/7/15 Mark William Makepeace

1895 JA48 PA56/7/15 Phillips & Marriott
later LJ Vol1 P30 Phillips & Marriott Ltd
1898 LJ Vol1 P30 Phillips & Marriott Ltd
1918 JA48 PA56/7/15 Phillips & Marriott

1918 P&M PR Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital

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