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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 Three Crowns

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NAME THREE CROWNS
ADDRESS GOSFORD STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES MUCHFORD STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

See all available records HERE

FROM TO KNOWN AS
c1756 1850 THREE CROWNS
1835 1841 BEERHOUSE, Gosford Street

This sign has a number of possible meanings. It could refer to the Magi, or three wise men, who are often called the three kings. It could also refer to James I who was the first king to rule over England, Scotland and Wales. Or it could refer heraldically to the Worshipful company of Drapers (1364).

In 1756 four soldiers were billeted here. See also Beerhouse, Far Gosford Street, Fawson

Known Licensees at the THREE CROWNS are;
1822 - 1823 John Fawson
1835 -1841 (see beerhouse below)
1850 Samuel Brown
1850 Henry Hardwick

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE are;
1835 - 1841 John Fawson (or Abraham Fawson)

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