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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 Porched House

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Gosford Street 1924

NAME PORCHED HOUSE
ADDRESS 72 GOSFORD STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS ALSO KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1773 1773 PORCHED ( PORCHE'S ) HOUSE
1822 1927 ANTELOPE
In 1773 'a good accustomed and well known inn at the bottom of Gosford Street by the sign 'Porche's House' ' was to let, the name changing to the ANTELOPE by 1822. It closed in 1927.

Known licensees are;

1822 - 1835     William Laxon

1841                William Merrydale

1850 - 1851     Thomas Bateman

1861 - 1874     Thomas Riley

1879 - 1881     Samuel Jackson

1886                A. Slater

1890 - 1894     George Steane

1896 - 1903     George Unwin

1905                B. Clarke

1909 - 1927     Benjamin Gilbert

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5.4.1773 JA10 Wilson A good accustomed and well known inn at the bottom of Gosford & JA34 JCM Street known by the sign ' Porche's House ' was being let.

5.4.1773 JA34 Weekly Chronicle To be let......that good-accustomed and well-known public house, situate at the bottom of Gosford St., known by the name of the Porched House.

5.4.1773 JA34 JCM A well known public house situate at the bottom of Gosford St. known by the name of The Porched House having an exceedingly large brewhouse and plenty of good cellaring. Licensee Mrs Twitty.

 

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1773 JA34 JCM Mrs Twitty

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