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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 Wheatsheaf Inn

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NAME WHEATSHEAF INN
ADDRESS 886 FOLESHILL ROAD
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 52 LITTLE HEATH ROAD, OLD LEICESTER ROAD, LITTLE HEATH
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY1985 FROM TO KNOWN AS
1828 1888 WHEATSHEAF INN
1888 1892 BEERHOUSE, Little Heath
1892 c1985 WHEATSHEAF INN

The wheatsheaf has been a common sign since the seventeenth century and appears in several coats of arms, including the Company of Bakers and the Brewers Company. In 1828 the Wheatsheaf was used for auctions. In 1837 Martha Chattaway was declared bankrupt and the pub, fixtures and fittings were up for sale.

Between 1888 and 1892 this was the BEERHOUSE, Little Heath, Woodcock. In 1935 this was a Flowers house.

Known Licensees are;
1837 Martha Chattaway
1845 John Jones
1850 - 1851 James Bullock Evans
1855 - 1866 John Jones
1868 Luke Hewitt
1874 - 1880 Edward Walter Jordan
1900 John Woodcock
1900 - 1913 Arthur Mason
1924 Frederick Bertie Mason
1935 - 1940 J. C. Walden
1955 - 1957 C. J. Walden
1985 J. Singh
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