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Saxon Mill at Guy's Cliffe
The Saxon Mill originally belonged to the Augustinian St Mary’s Abbey in Kenilworth and then formed part of the Guy’s Cliffe estate. It was rebuilt in 1822 and appears to ...
A Sunday School Trip to... the Pub at Easenhall?
Not quite, but it was a late ’50s trip to the Golden Lion… bus stop. When I was around ten years old we went on a Sunday school trip to Easenhall ...
The Stag and Oak, Ghosts of a Lost Warwick Pub?
Every day I go for a walk up Cape Road in Warwick, and I noticed that on the side of a large house there are the remains of a painted ...
Wolston Village: Main Street and The Beeches
This etching of Main Street in the centre of Wolston shows The Beeches and the Red Lion Inn. Sadly the Red Lion has recently been demolished (the gap behind the ...
Fleur de Lys Pies
The Fleur de Lys pub at Lowsonford is famous for its pies. The classic pie was chicken and mushroom or steak and kidney, originally baked here by Mr Brookes in the ...
The Governor's House, Warwick
We’ve dealt with this building earlier, referring to its time as a prison, but in that text we only made fleeting reference to its time as a pub. We said how landlord ...
The Red Lion, Wolston
The Red Lion has recently been demolished, bringing to an end a staple of Wolston’s village centre. A Mr. T. Walton1 recounted his memories in the early 70s, and remembered ...
Then and Now: The Lord Leycester Hotel, Warwick
The Lord Leycester Hotel is in the news at the moment, after proposals to turn the hotel into a number of flats, with houses built at the rear. The building’s ...
Then and Now: The Millwright Arms, Warwick
This fine pub still exists at 69 Coten End. It is first listed as a pub in 1880 but the building is much older and is described in detail in ...
Then and Now: The Roebuck, Warwick
This well-known pub is situated at 57, Smith Street and is a popular pub to this day. The earliest record of it as a pub is the 1806 map of ...
The Black Market in Eathorpe
More extracts from Julie’s account of her wartime childhood1. ‘During the war…the ‘black market’ and the racketeers who ran it, in big towns and cities, were known as spivs. Eathorpe was ...
The Tipperary Inn Balsall Common
This unusual pub name refers to the famous song from the First World War ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’. The author – Harry Williams – was born in Aston ...
The Pig Killer of Bishops Itchington
My grandfather Henry Robbins, 1863-1950 lived in Bishops Itchington all of his life. Following his marriage to my grandmother Amy Hemmings in 1891, they lived in the old mansion buildings. ...
Then and Now : The Lord Nelson, Emscote, Warwick
Originally called the Bee-Hive, this ‘beer house’ was situated on the corner of Emscote Road and Wharf Street. However, in 1898 this section of Wharf Street was renamed as Charles ...
Farewell to the Great Western in Warwick
It is sad to see the remains of the Great Western pub that has been badly damaged. A fierce fire broke out in the afternoon of 24th August 2017 and ...
The Crow Pie Wake at Bilton in the 1900s
Originally a wake was a commemoration for the founding of a church, an all-night vigil. However the celebrations spread to Saturday and then Monday and the term came to mean ...
The Old Mint, Southam
Southam minted its own coins in mediaeval times because local people found ordinary coins too high in value for everyday use. The old mint house was built in the early ...
The Cape of Good Hope, Warwick
History of the pub The Wills and Clark families were owners and later tenants of the Cape of Good Hope for a number of years. The “Cape” forms part of property ...
The Three Horseshoes at Princethorpe
18th and 19th centuries The inn was originally three cottages built in the late 18th century (according to a recent owner). The old photograph shows the inn with the Fosse Way ...
A Pub Crawl With a Difference…
The Michaelmas Quarter Sessions of 1855 saw charges of passing on counterfeit coins against Richard Broome and Robert Kent. The depositions from the archives reveal what appears to be a ...
Then and Now: The Hare and Hounds, Warwick
This pub is first recorded on the 1806 map of Warwick and was situated on Bridewell Lane, although it was later listed as being at 13, Barrack Street. This area of ...
Timbered Buildings in Warwick
I have been carrying out a small private survey of timbered buildings in Warwick and was struck by the similarity in style of The Tudor Inn on West Street and ...
Berkswell: Some Historical Features of Interest
The ‘well’ from which the village takes its name still stands near the centre of the village (more of a spring really). It’s currently surrounded by Severn Trent Water notices ...
The Dun Cow Inn at Stretton on Dunsmore
The Dun Cow was a coaching inn on the London to Holyhead Road, now the A45. It was first recorded in 1731 at Knightlow Hill (near the Knightlow Cross where ...
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