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Bell, Grove Street, Wantage, Berkshire

Known as the Kings Head & Bell 1863-1868. According to a local historian, Bill Fuller: the building was originally thatched and in 1738 was known as the Bell Ale house, later in 1884 known as the King's head and Bell. By 1917 Frederick Busby was the landlord. His son Edward appeared to have continued the business until about 1961. *

Wantage index

Bell, Grove, Wantage - in 2012

Bell, Grove, Wantage - in 2012

Kindly provided by John Willmott

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Berkshire. The Berkshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1847/Charles Eustes/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/Joseph Giles/Inn Keeper/34/Hanney, Berks/Census ***
1851/Sarah Giles/Wife/34/Hanney, Berks/Census
1851/Thomas Giles/Son, Scholar/5/Hanney, Berks/Census
1851/William Giles/Brother, Shoemaker/23/Hanney, Berks/Census

1863/Joseph Giles/& Shopkeeper/../../Duttons Directory ***

1864/J Giles/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1868/Joseph Giles/../../../Casseys Directory ***

1877/Thos Giles/grocer and vict/../../Harrods Directory ***

1881/Thomas Giles/Innkeeper Baker And Grocer/35/E Hanney, Berkshire/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Giles/Step Mother, Innkeeper Baker And Grocer, Widow/52/Burnham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Mary Woodeson/Boarder, Assistant Innkeeper Baker And Grocer/22/Tilehurst, Berkshire/Census
1881/Richard Goff/Visitor, tailor/37/Wantage, Berkshire/Census

1887/Mrs Elizabeth Giles/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/Henry C Arthur/Innkeeper & Baker/28/Oxford, Oxon/Census ***
1891/Emily Arthur/Wife/29/East Challow, Berks/Census
1891/Victor H Arthur/Son/5/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Oswald C Arthur/Son/2/Grove, Berks/Census

1899/Henry Haines/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1903/Henry Haines/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1907/Arthur Church/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1920/Frederick Richard Busby/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1924/Frederick Richard Busby/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/Frederick Richard Busby/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/Frederick Richard Busby/../../../Kellys Directory ***

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

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