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The Livery Stables

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The Livery Stables 1822 - 1962

NAME LIVERY STABLES (INN)
ADDRESS 39 NEW STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 23 COX STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1779 ? HORSE AND JOCKEY
1782 1962 LIVERY STABLES (INN)
A livery stables hired out horses. 'Livery' refers to the food and drink which a horse is given in order to live.

It is first recorded as the Livery Stables pub in 1782. In 1824 the pub belonged to the Free Grammar School and later the Livery Stables Inn public house and three other houses were leased for 21 years to Mr. Welton for £20 per annum. This lease expired in 1873.

This was a home brew pub until 1920. The pub closed in 1962.
Known Licensees at the LIVERY STABLES are;
1822 - 1823 D. Arnold
1828/29 George Tandy
1845 - 1851 Joseph.Cramp
1861 - 1868 Andrew Barton
1868 William Smith
1871 - 1896 Thomas Smith
1903 - 1905 Alice Rose Sadler
1909 - 1919 Thomas Kirby
1921 - 1922 Samuel B. Saunderson
1924 - 1927 George Putman
1929 - 1936 Horace Tasker
1937 - 1938 B. J. Keogh
1939 - 1940 S. J. S. Beardmore
Owners;
1824 - 1862 Free Grammar School
Brewers;
to 1895 Thomas Smith
1895 - 1902 Mrs. Martha Randle
1902 - 1920 Thomas Kirby (45 Cox Street and Stores at 39 New Street)


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Dict PN Livery Stables hired out horses. ' Livery ' refers to the food and drink which a horse is given in order that it may live.

1782 JA1 Livery Stables

1808 JA32 PA56/108/31-32 The society ( Friendly ? ) which used to meet at the Holly Bush

( Little Park Street ) but now does so at the Livery Stables ( New Street ).

1808 JA32 PA56/108/31-32 The society ( Friendly ? ) which met at the Livery Stables ( New Street ) has been dissolved

1824 JA7 Rental of Estates belonging to Free Grammar School

New Street - two messuages ( one of them occupied as a public house called the Livery Stables ). Renewal of lease

10.10.1838 JA34 Charities Inquiry

Expiration of 38 year lease to Geroge Tandy for Livery Stables.

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map
Corner of Mill Lane & New Street

7.10.1859 JA141 CS Transfer of license from C. F. Brown to Andrew Barton

1862 Poole P253 Rental of Estates belonging to Free Grammar School

New Street.

The Livery Stables Inn public house and three other houses, on lease for twenty one years to Mr Welton, which expires in 1873.

£ 20 0s 0d

11.11.1863 JA137 Transfer of license from Charles Moreton to Andrew Barton

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P42 LIVERY STABLES, New Street Alehouse
Owner : ( Thomas Smith )
Grammar School Trustees, Coventry
Licensee : Thomas Smith
21.11.1894 TOL to Thomas Goodridge Smith
9.12.1897 TOL to Martha Randle

to 1920 Friedrich Home brewery

? Citizen 29.9.1983 Photo - Atkinsons

1962 Closed

LICENSEES

1822/23 Pigot D. Arnold

1828/29 Pigot Geo. Tandy

1845 Kelly J. Cramp

1851 Census Joseph Cramp 54 yo victualler New Street m Hannah, 46 & 4s,
1859 JA141 CS C. F. Brown [ 3 lodgers

1859 JA141 CS Andrew Barton

1861 Census Andrew Barton licensed victualler in Mill Lane
1863 JA137 Charles Moreton

1863 JA137 Andrew Barton

1868 Buchanan A. Barton

23.11.1868 Lantern William Smith

1871 Census Thomas Smith 51 yo b Coventry m Elizabeth, 49
1878 LJ Vol 1 P42 Thomas Smith
1879 Stevens Thomas Smith

1881 C&B T. Smith

1886 C&B T. Smith

1890/91 C&B T. Smith

1893 Reporter T. Smith

1894 R&G T. Smith
1894 LJ Vol 1 P42 Thomas Smith
1894 LJ Vol 1 P42 Thomas Goodridge Smith
1896 R&G T. G. Smith

1897 LJ Vol 1 P42 Thomas Goodridge Smith
1897 LJ Vol 1 P42 Martha Randle
1898 LJ Vol 1 P42 Martha Randle
1903 R&G Alice Rose Sadler

1905 R&G Alice Rose Sadler

1909 R&G Thomas Kirby

1911/12 Spennell Thomas Kirby

1912/13 Spennell Thomas Kirby

1919 Spennell Thomas Kirby

1921/22 Spennell Samuel B. Sanderson

1924 P. James George Putman

1926/27 P. James George Putman

1929 P. James H. Tasker

? Citizen 29.9.1983 Horace Tasker

1931/32 P. James H. Tasker

1933/34 P. James H. Tasker

1935/36 P. James H. Tasker

1927/38 P. James B. J. Keogh

1939/40 P. James S. J. S. Beardmore

1953 LTSD

BREWERS

to 1895 Friedrich Thomas Smith

1895 Friedrich Mrs Martha Randle

1902 Friedrich Mrs Martha Randle

1902 Friedrich Thomas Kirby

1914 WB P19 Thomas Kirby 45 Cox Street and Stores at 39 New Street

1920 WB P19 Thomas Kirby " " " " " " " " "

1920 Friedrich Thomas Kirby

OWNERS

1824 JA7 Free Grammar School

1862 Poole P253 Free Grammar School

1878 LJ Vol 1 P42 Grammar School Trustees, Coventry
1898 LJ Vol 1 P42 Grammar School Trustees, Coventry

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