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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 Kings Arms

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Cross Cheaping 1892

NAME KINGS ARMS
ADDRESS CROSS CHEAPING
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS MARKET PLACE

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1756 1830 KINGS ARMS
1851 1915 QUEENS ARMS
The arms shown depend on the monarch the artist had in mind - a declaration of loyalty.

In 1787 this pub was to let. Then in 1791 it was demolished and a new house built with brewhouse, which continued with the name of Kings Arms. In 1830 the pub was owned by Wheatley's Charity and the tenant was John Byrne, who had a seven year lease for a messuage, brewhouse, yard and premises known by the sign of the Kings Arms. This became the QUEENS ARMS, 18 Cross Cheaping apparently at the accession of Victoria.

Known Licensees at the KINGS ARMS are;
1822 - 1823 E. Taylor
1828 - 1830 John Byrne

Known Licensees at the QUEENS ARMS are;
1841 Benjamin Bird (see also the Engine Inn, Longford in 1850 and The City Arms, Earlsdon 1853 to 1872)
1850 - 1861 Thomas Breen
1868 James Griffin
1871 - 1874 Thomas Breen
1879 - 1881 Samuel Morris
1886 N. Bollan
1890 - 1891 J. Clifford
1893 J. H. Smith
1894 J. Wright
1896 Madeline Strong
1899 Emma Lindon
1902 - 1903 Joseph Charles Eggington
1904 - 1905 George Henry Eaton
1905 Joseph Cross
1907 - 1909 Thomas Cotton
1909 - 1910 Richard Moore
1911 - 1918 Mrs. Tryphena Moore

Owners;
1830 Wheatley's Charity

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