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The Rose Inn

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Well Street 1930

NAME ROSE INN
ADDRESS 5 and 6, WELL STREET
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1822 1841 FOLESHILL TAVERN
1841 1864 GRAZIERS ARMS, GLAZIERS ARMS, OLD GLAZIERS ARMS
1864 SHAMROCK
1870 SIR ROBERT NAPIER
1871 1930 ROSE Did this now incorporate the PACKHORSE next door?
The rose is the most popular flower used in pub names as it is a national symbol.

At Midsummer 1890 this pub was leased by Phillips and Marriott for 14 years for £80 per annum from Mrs. L. J. Cardingley of Colchester House, Melbourne Place, Bradford. From 1902 she was at 'The Chalet', Scarborough. In 1904 Phillips and Marriott's lease lapsed.

In 1929 the license was removed to The Coundon on Barkers Butts Lane and the pub closed.

Known Licensees Foleshill Tavern are;
1822 - 1829 W. Reese

Known Licensees Graziers Arms are;
1841 Thomas Maycock
1845 - 1855 William Merridew
1855 - 1864 Harriet Merridew

Known Licensees Shamrock are;
to 1864 Harriet Merridew
from 1864 Thomas Loudon

Known Licensees Packhorse are;
1822 - 1823 F. Jackson
1835 Henry Simpson
1861 Harriet Merridew
1868 John Vice
1868 J. G. Cashmore

Known Licensees Rose Inn are;
1871 James Wilcox
1874 Edward Fossey
1881 F. Leeson
1886 - 1891 S. Eburne
1893 J. Bottrill
1894 Mrs. E. Adderton
1896 - 1903 Samuel Hubbard
1905 H. Pendleton
1909 A. Spicer
1911 - 1919 John Pears
1921 - 1922 E. Williamson
1929 W. H. Yates

Owners;
1890 - 1894 Mrs L. J. Cardingley
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Dict PN This is by far the most popular flower mentioned in pub names. It is a national heraldic symbol.

Cov Streets P103 List of documents

4.11.1870 JA65 CS No 5 Rose lately Sir Robert Napier transfer of license from Elizabeth White to James Wilcox

15.3.1872 JA65 CS Transfer of license from James Wilcoz to Edward Fossey

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P15 ROSE, Well Street Alehouse
Owner : Charlotte Holt, Cox Street, Coventry
later William Cordingley, Thornton Road, Bradford
Licensee : Edward Fossey
14.8.1880 TOL to Charles Smith
17.3.1881 TOL to Francis Leeson
19.1.1882 TOL to Charles King
2.7.1885 TOL to Sarah Eburne
11.5.1893 TOL to Elizabeth Adderton
5.1.1895 TOL to Isaac Botterill
14.5.1896 TOL to Samuel Hubbard

1887 COC P54 Cov Times Inn signs

Midsummer 1890 P&M PR Leased by Phillips & Mariott for 14 years for £ 80 p.a. from Mrs L. J. Cardingley, Colchester House, Melbourne Place, Bradford from June 1920 of ' The Chalet ', Scarborough

14.6.1904 P&M PR Phillips & Marriotts lease lapses

1929 Police License removed to the Coundon, Barker Butts Lane.

c1920 Closed

LICENSEES No

1870 JA 65 CS Elizabeth White 5

1870 JA 65 CS James Wilcox 5

1871 Census James Wilcox, 47 - m Mary Ann, 38 & 3 guests
1872 JA65 CS James Wilcox -

1872 JA65 CS Edward Fossey -

1874 C&B E. Fossey 5
1878 LJ Vol 1 P15 Edward Fossey -
1879 Stevens Edward Fossey 5
1880 LJ Vol 1 P15 Edward Fossey -
1880 LJ Vol 1 P15 Charles Smith -
1881 LJ Vol 1 P15 Charles Smith -
1881 LJ Vol 1 P15 Francis Leeson -
1881 C&B F. Leeson 5
1882 LJ Vol 1 P15 Francis Leeson -
1882 LJ Vol 1 P15 Charles King -
1885 LJ Vol 1 P15 Charles King -
1885 LJ Vol 1 P15 Sarah Eburne -
1886 C&B S. Eburne 5
1890/91 C&B S. Eburne 5
1893 LJ Vol 1 P15 Sarah Eburne -
1893 LJ Vol 1 P15 Elizabeth Adderton -
1893 Reporter J. Bottrill 5
1894 R&G Mrs E. Adderton -
1895 LJ Vol 1 P15 Elizabeth Adderton -
1895 LJ Vol 1 P15 Isaac Botterill -
1896 LJ Vol 1 P15 Isaac Botterill -
1896 LJ Vol 1 P15 Samuel Hubbard -
1896 R&G Samuel Hubbard -
1898 LJ Vol 1 P15 Samuel Hubbard -
23.3.1900 P&M PR Samuel Hubbard -
1903 R&G Samuel Hubbard -
1905 R&G H. Pendleton -
1909 R&G A. Spicer -
1911/12 Spennell John Pears 5
1912/13 Spennell John Pears 5
1919 Spennell John Pears 5&6
1921/22 Spennell E. Williamson -
1929 Spennell W. H. Yates 5&6
1931/32 P. James Licensee not named - NOT LISTED

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P15 Charlotte Holt, Cox Street, Coventry
later LJ Vol 1 P15 William Cordingley, Thornton Road, Bradford
1890 P&M PR Mrs L. J. Cardingley, Colchester House, Melbourne Place, Bradford

1904 P&M PR Mrs L. J. Cardingley, Colchester House, Melbourne Place, Bradford

6.1920 P&M PR Mrs L. J. Cardingley, ' The Chalet ', Scarborough

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