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The Leopard Inn

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NAME LEOPARD INN
ADDRESS 33 PRIMROSE HILL STREET
This name is probably a heraldic reference to the Weaver's Company, whose arms show three leopards' heads.

On 30th August 1850 a license was granted to Nathaniel Good for this pub. This pub was a home brewery until 1914. It closed c1970.
Known Licensees are;
1850 - 1855Nathaniel Good
1855 Ann Goode
1868 - 1874 Joseph Bywater
1879 - 1886 Mrs. Ann Payne
1890 - 1893 Miss Emma Payne
1894 - 1913 Samuel Rollason
1919 - 1932 Frederick Hewitt
1933 - 1940 W. Hewitt
1955 - 1956 Sidney Brown
1960's Harry Parkes (see above)
Brewers
to 1877 Moses Payne
1877 - 1887 Mrs Ann Payne
1887 - 1892 Miss Emma Payne
1892 - 1910 Samuel Rollason
1910 - 1914 Frecerick Hewitt

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Dict PN Probably a heraldic reference to the Weaver's Company, whose arms show three leopard's heads.

30.8.1850 JA16 CS License granted to Nathaniel Good.

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

8.8.1855 JA Cov Times License transferred from Nathaniel Goode to Ann Goode

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P37 LEOPARD, Primrose Hill Street Alehouse
Owner : George Hammerton, Wolston
later Arthur Hammerton
later Ebenezer Brown, Attleborough, Nuneaton
later Samuel Rollason
Licensee : Ann Payne
5.12.1889 TOL to Emma Payne
17.5.1894 TOL to Samuel Rollason
9.7.? fined 10/- & costs and license endorsed permitting gaming
14.1.1878 fined 10/- & costs Sunday trading
24.6.1878 fined 10/- & costs Sunday trading

to 1914 Friedrich Home brewery

24.1.1964 Citypubs 98

c1970 JA16 CS Closed

LICENSEES

1850 JA16 CS Nathaniel Good.

1855 JA Cov Times Nathaniel Goode

1855 JA Cov Times Ann Goode

1868 Buchanan J. Bywater

23.11.1868 Lantern Joseph Bywater

1871 Census Joseph Bywater b Foleshill m Hannah, 53

1874 C&B J. Bywater
1878 LJ Vol 1 P37 Ann Payne
1879 Stevens Ann Payne

1881 C&B Ann Payne

1886 C&B Ann Payne
1889 LJ Vol 1 P37 Ann Payne
1889 LJ Vol 1 P37 Emma Payne
1890/91 R&G E. Payne

1893 Reporter Miss E. Payne
1894 LJ Vol 1 P37 Emma Payne
1894 LJ Vol 1 P37 Samuel Rollason
1894 R&G S. Rollason

1896 R&G S. Rollason
1898 LJ Vol 1 P37 Samuel Rollason
1903 R&G S. Rollason

1905 R&G S. Rollason

1909 R&G S. Rollason

1911/12 Spennell S. Rollason

1912/13 Spennell S. Rollason

1919 Spennell Frederick Hewitt

1921/22 Spennell Frederick Hewitt

1924 P. James Frederick Hewitt

1926/27 P. James Frederick Hewitt

1929 P. James Frederick Hewitt

1931/32 P. James Frederick Hewitt

1933/34 P. James W. Hewitt

1935/36 P. James W. Hewitt

1937/38 P. James W. Hewitt

1939/40 P. James W. Hewitt

1953 LTSD

1955/56 Barrett Sidney Brown

1957 Barrett

1960's Citypubs Henry Parkes

1960 Barrett Not listed in street section

1961 Barrett Not listed in street section

1962 Barrett Not listed in street section

1966 Barrett

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P37 George Hammerton, Wolston
later LJ Vol 1 P37 Arthur Hammerton
later LJ Vol 1 P37 Ebenezer Brown, Attleborough, Nuneaton
later LJ Vol 1 P37 Samuel Rollason
1898 LJ Vol 1 P37 Samuel Rollason

BREWERS

1877 Friedrich Moses Payne

1877 Friedrich Mrs Ann Payne

1887 Friedrich Mrs Ann Payne

1887 Friedrich Miss Emma Payne

1892 Friedrich Miss Emma Payne

1892 Friedrich Samuel Rollason

1910 Friedrich Samuel Rollason

1910 Friedrich Frederick Hewitt

1914 WB P19 Frederick Hewitt

1914 Friedrich Frederick Hewitt

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