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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 Lamp Tavern

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NAME LAMP TAVERN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES CROWN
ADDRESS 13/14 COOK STREET
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1850 1863 CROWN
1841 1939 LAMP
Does this name refer to a particular lamp? Between 1850 and 1861 this was the CROWN, 13 Cook Street

Until 1930 this was a home brew pub. On 12th December 1939 it closed.
Known Licensees are;
1841 Edward Nock
1845 C. R. Crosley
1871 - 1896 John Green ostler and tavern keeper
1903 - 1919 Thomas Claridge
1921 - 1922 F. Claridge
1924 - 1932 S. Brown
1933 - 1936 D. W. N. Mosley
Brewers;
to 1902 John Green
1902 - 1930 Thomas Claridge
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Name Does this refer to a particular lamp ?

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P17 LAMP TAVERN, Cook Street Alehouse
Owner : Thomas Newman, London Road, Coventry, later of 120 Highgate Street, Birmingham
Licensee : John Green

to 1930 Friedrich Home brewery

1935 GT Flowers Ales ISC P79 A Flowers house ( Lamp, Coventry, see Lamp, Market Place )

12.12.1939 Closed

LICENSEES

1841 Pigot Edward Nock

1845 Kelly C. R. Crosley

1871 Census John Green 23 yo ostler & tavern keeper b Binley m Ann, 29

1874 C&B J. Green
1878 LJ Vol 1 P17 John Green
1879 Stevens John Green

1881 C&B J. Green

1886 C&B J. Green

1890/91 R&G J. Green

1893 Reporter J. Green

1894 R&G J. Green

1896 R&G J. Green
1898 LJ Vol 1 P17 John Green
1903 R&G Thomas Claridge

1905 R&G Thomas Claridge

1909 R&G Thomas Claridge

1911/12 Spennell Thomas Claridge

1912/13 Spennell Thomas Claridge

1919 Spennell Thomas Claridge

1921/22 Spennell F. Claridge

1924 P. James S. Brown

1926/27 P. James S. Brown

1929 P. James S. Brown

1931/32 P. James S. Brown

1933/34 P. James D. W.N. Mosley

1935/36 P. James D. W.N. Mosley

BREWERS

1902 Friedrich John Green

1902 Friedrich Thomas Claridge

1930 Friedrich Thomas Claridge

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P17 Thomas Newman, London Road, Coventry, later of 120 Highgate Street, Birmingham

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