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The Primrose Hill Tavern

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NAME PRIMROSE HILL TAVERN
ADDRESS 98 KING WILLIAM STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1841 BEERHOUSE, 98 King William Street
1845 1896 PRIMROSE HILL TAVERN
1903 1940 CROWN HOTEL
The name comes from the pub's position at the top of Primrose Hill, Foleshill In 1841 see the BEERHOUSE, 98 King William Street. c1900 it became the CROWN HOTEL
Known Licensees are;
1850 - 1874 Edmund J. Rose
1879 - 1886 Charles Rose
1890 - 1891 Rose Bros
1894 Edward J. Rose
1896 William Butler
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Name From its position on Primrose Hill, Foleshill

1841 See BEERHOUSE, King William Street

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 PRIMROSE HILL TAVERN, King William Street Alehouse
Owner : Frances Rose, Adelaide Street
later Messrs Allen & Burnett, Lion Brewery, Northampton
later William Nightingale, Coventry
Licensee Charles Rose
18.3.1887 TOL to Ann Rose
18.4.1889 TOL to Edmund James Rose & George Rose
9.1.1890 TOL to Edmund James Rose
23.7.1896 TOL to William Butler
2.3.1899 TOL to Henry Perrin

c1900 Became CROWN HOTEL

LICENSEES

1845 JA27 Kelly Edmund Rose

1850 Lascelles Edmund Rose

1861 Census Edmund Rose Canterbury Street

1868 Buchanan E. J. Rose

23.11.1868 Lantern Edmund Rose

1871 Census Edmund J. Rose 63 yo licensed victualler & farmer b Coventry

1874 C&B E. J. Rose [ m Frances, 60 & 1s, 1 servant
1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 Charles Rose
1879 Stevens Charles Rose

1881 C&B Charles Rose

1886 C&B Charles Rose
1887 LJ Vol 1 P39 Charles Rose
1887 LJ Vol 1 P39 Ann Rose
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 Ann Rose
1889 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edmund James Rose & George Rose
1890/91 R&G Rose Bros
1890 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edmund James Rose & George Rose
1890 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edmund James Rose
1894 R&G Edward J. Rose

1896 LJ Vol 1 P39 Edmund James Rose
1896 LJ Vol 1 P39 William Butler
1896 R&G William Butler

1899 LJ Vol 1 P39 Henry Perrin

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P39 Frances Rose, Adelaide Street
later LJ Vol 1 P39 Messrs Allen & Burnett, Lion Brewery, Northampton
later LJ Vol 1 P39 William Nightingale, Coventry
1898 LJ Vol 1 P39 William Nightingale, Coventry

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