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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 Moira Arms

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The Ashby Canal at Moira

NAME MOIRA ARMS
ADDRESS 15 DRAPERS FIELD

Moira is a town on the Ashby canal , where the pottery especially associated with canal boats was produced.

The pub was where the headquarters of the Coventry canal were situated. From 1931 to 1934 the pub advertised 'Ansells ales and stouts; wines and spirits of superior quality'.

It closed c1939.

Known Licensees are;
1868 William J. Pepper
1871 - 1881 Joseph Horton
1890 - 1891 Ann Rose
1893 A. J. Tilt
1894 - 1905 A. G. Atkins
1909 Caroline Clark
1911 - 1913 William H. Clarke
1919 - 1924 John Henry Marrs
1926 - 1927 W. E. Case
1929 - 1938 Walter Colledge

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Name Moira is a town on the Ashby Canal, where the pottery especially associated with canal boats was produced. The pub is where the headquarters of the Coventry Canal were.

13.3.1840 JA88 CH&O Moira Arms at the corner of Bishop Street and St. Nicholas Place.
Frontage to Bishop Street
The premises were for sale and John Townsend had the lease.
In 1865 John Townsend transferred the license to his son, also John Townsend.

1861 CS Moira Arms

1863 Kelly Moira Arms

5.11.1869 JA63 CH&O Transfer of license from William Pepper to Joseph Horton

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 MOIRA ARMS, Drapers Fields Alehouse
Owner : Coventry Cotton Company Limited
later John Dutton, the Brewery, Warwick
later Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington
Licensee : Joseph Horton
8.12.1881 TOL to James MacNamara
26.4.1883 TOL to Henry Rose
9.8.1883 TOL to William Thomas Dutton
1.11.1883 TOL to JamesWyatt
6.11.1883 TOL to Thomas Holmes
15.1.1885 TOL to Lucy Wyatt
22.4.1886 TOL to Thomas Davis
11.11.1886 TOL to Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
3.11.1887 TOL to Charles Henry Grant
1.11.1888 TOL to Albert Rose
27.10.1892 TOL to Albert James Till
26.10.1893 TOL to Thomas Beach
11.4.1895 TOL to Albert George Atkins
14.7.1881 fined £ 5 & costsand license to be endorsed for Sunday trading

1906 OS Map

5.11.1920 News 103 Photo outside pub on bonfire night.

1931/32 & 1933/34 P. James ' Ansells ales and stouts; wines and spirits of superior quality.'

1939 Closed

LICENSEES

1840 JA88 CH&O John Townsend senior

1865 JA88 CH&O John Townsend senior

1865 JA88 CH&O John Townsend junior

23.11.1868 Lantern William J. Pepper

1869 JA63 CH&O William Pepper

1869 JA63 CH&O Joseph Horton

1871 Census Joseph Horton 56yo b Bishops Itchington m Mary, 50 & 1 lodger

1874 C&B J. Horton

1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 Joseph Horton
1879 Stevens Joseph Horton

1881 C&B J. Horton
1881 LJ Vol 1 P21 Joseph Horton
1881 LJ Vol 1 P21 James MacNamara
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 James MacNamara
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 Henry Rose
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 William Thomas Dutton
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 JamesWyatt
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Holmes
1885 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Holmes
1885 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucy Wyatt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucy Wyatt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Davis
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
1887 LJ Vol 1 P21 Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
1887 LJ Vol 1 P21 Charles Henry Grant
1888 LJ Vol 1 P21 Charles Henry Grant
1888 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert Rose
1890/91 R&G Ann Rose
1892 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert Rose
1892 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert James Till
1893 Reporter A. J. Tilt
1893 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert James Till
1893 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Beach
1894 R&G Thomas Beech
1895 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Beach
1895 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert George Atkins
1896 R&G A. G. Atkins
1898 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert George Atkins
1903 R&G A. G. Atkins

1905 R&G A. G. Atkins

1909 R&G Caroline Clark

1911/12 Spennell William H. Clark

1912/13 Spennell W. H. Clark

1919 Spennell John Henry Marrs

1921/22 Spennell John Henry Marrs

1924 P. James John Henry Marrs

1926/27 P. James W. E. Case

1929 P. James W. College

1931/32 P. James W. College

1933/34 P. James Walter College

1935/36 P. James W. College

1937/38 P. James W. College

1939/40 P. James Licensee not given

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 Coventry Cotton Company Limited
later LJ Vol 1 P21 John Dutton, the Brewery, Warwick
later LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington
1898 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington

Name Moira is a town on the Ashby Canal, where the pottery especially associated with canal boats was produced. The pub is where the headquarters of the Coventry Canal were.

13.3.1840 JA88 CH&O Moira Arms at the corner of Bishop Street and St. Nicholas Place.
Frontage to Bishop Street
The premises were for sale and John Townsend had the lease.
In 1865 John Townsend transferred the license to his son, also John Townsend.

1861 CS Moira Arms

1863 Kelly Moira Arms

5.11.1869 JA63 CH&O Transfer of license from William Pepper to Joseph Horton

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 MOIRA ARMS, Drapers Fields Alehouse
Owner : Coventry Cotton Company Limited
later John Dutton, the Brewery, Warwick
later Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington
Licensee : Joseph Horton
8.12.1881 TOL to James MacNamara
26.4.1883 TOL to Henry Rose
9.8.1883 TOL to William Thomas Dutton
1.11.1883 TOL to JamesWyatt
6.11.1883 TOL to Thomas Holmes
15.1.1885 TOL to Lucy Wyatt
22.4.1886 TOL to Thomas Davis
11.11.1886 TOL to Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
3.11.1887 TOL to Charles Henry Grant
1.11.1888 TOL to Albert Rose
27.10.1892 TOL to Albert James Till
26.10.1893 TOL to Thomas Beach
11.4.1895 TOL to Albert George Atkins
14.7.1881 fined £ 5 & costsand license to be endorsed for Sunday trading

1906 OS Map

5.11.1920 News 103 Photo outside pub on bonfire night.

1931/32 & 1933/34 P. James ' Ansells ales and stouts; wines and spirits of superior quality.'

1939 Closed

LICENSEES

1840 JA88 CH&O John Townsend senior

1865 JA88 CH&O John Townsend senior

1865 JA88 CH&O John Townsend junior

23.11.1868 Lantern William J. Pepper

1869 JA63 CH&O William Pepper

1869 JA63 CH&O Joseph Horton

1871 Census Joseph Horton 56yo b Bishops Itchington m Mary, 50 & 1 lodger

1874 C&B J. Horton

1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 Joseph Horton
1879 Stevens Joseph Horton

1881 C&B J. Horton
1881 LJ Vol 1 P21 Joseph Horton
1881 LJ Vol 1 P21 James MacNamara
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 James MacNamara
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 Henry Rose
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 William Thomas Dutton
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 JamesWyatt
1883 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Holmes
1885 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Holmes
1885 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucy Wyatt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucy Wyatt
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Davis
1886 LJ Vol 1 P21 Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
1887 LJ Vol 1 P21 Arthur Joseph Hudson Seymour
1887 LJ Vol 1 P21 Charles Henry Grant
1888 LJ Vol 1 P21 Charles Henry Grant
1888 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert Rose
1890/91 R&G Ann Rose
1892 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert Rose
1892 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert James Till
1893 Reporter A. J. Tilt
1893 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert James Till
1893 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Beach
1894 R&G Thomas Beech
1895 LJ Vol 1 P21 Thomas Beach
1895 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert George Atkins
1896 R&G A. G. Atkins
1898 LJ Vol 1 P21 Albert George Atkins
1903 R&G A. G. Atkins

1905 R&G A. G. Atkins

1909 R&G Caroline Clark

1911/12 Spennell William H. Clark

1912/13 Spennell W. H. Clark

1919 Spennell John Henry Marrs

1921/22 Spennell John Henry Marrs

1924 P. James John Henry Marrs

1926/27 P. James W. E. Case

1929 P. James W. College

1931/32 P. James W. College

1933/34 P. James Walter College

1935/36 P. James W. College

1937/38 P. James W. College

1939/40 P. James Licensee not given

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P21 Coventry Cotton Company Limited
later LJ Vol 1 P21 John Dutton, the Brewery, Warwick
later LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington
1898 LJ Vol 1 P21 Lucas, Blackwell & Arkwright, Leamington

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