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Falcon, Market Place, Wantage, Berkshire

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The facade above the plate glass window of the HSBC has been preserved and the windows look like the original, but sadly with security minded businessess the bottom half is very modern. The Falcon was bought out by the Council of the time for 900 to revert to the New town hall. The old town hall was in the centre of the market place and taken down to make way for the statue of Alfred the Great. Which is still there today. **

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.

Falcon, Market Place, Wantage - in 2008

Falcon, Market Place, Wantage - in 2008

Kindly provided by Carol Greaves

Falcon, Market Place, Wantage - in 2012

Falcon, Market Place, Wantage - in 2012

Kindly provided by John Willmott

The following entries are in this format:

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

1830/William Dixon/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1840/Rd Howse/../../../Robsons Directory ***

1844/Robert Hammans/../../../Pigots Directory ***

The Dixon Family were quite renowned in Wantage and I am a direct descendent of John Dixon. Unfortunately for me on the female line, who very rarely inherited land or property as they would marry and the assets would leave the family. **

1847/John Dixon/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/John Dixon/Innkeeper & Farmer of 100 acres employing 4 labourers 3 men & 1 boy/53/Wantage, Berks/Census ***
1851/Ann Dixon/Wife/50/Ilsley, Berks/Census
1851/Martha Ann Dixon/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Wantage, Berks/Census
1851/Jane Dixon/Daughter/12/Wantage, Berks/Census
1851/Joseph Elliott/Servant, Ostler/20/Challow, Berks/Census

1852/John Dixon/../../../Slaters Directory ***

1854/John Dixon/../../../Billings Directory ***

1864/S Blandy/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1871/Alfred Dixon/Licensed Victualler/30/Wantage, Berkshire/Census ****
1871/Esther Dixon/Wife/25/West Hendred, Berkshire/Census
1871/Alfred Dixon/Son/2/Wantage, Berkshire/Census
1871/Charles Goodenough/Nephew/15/East Hendred, Berkshire/Census
1871/Ann King/General Servant/15/Stanford, Berkshire/Census

1877/Alfred Dixon/and butcher/../../Harrods Directory ***


*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

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