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Crooked Billet, Gardeners Green, Wokingham, Berkshire

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The pub name is capable of various interpretations, but the sign depicts a small twisted log of wood.
There was a story that the house once stood on the other side of the road and that it was moved to avoid being flooded by the nearby Emm Brook. Although it is possible that a timber-framed building could be moved, it is unlikely. It is more likely that the road was diverted to pass on the other side of the building. Whatever happened, if it did, was early in the 19th century and no sign of diversion has been found. *

Crooked Billet, Gardeners Green, Wokingham - in 2011

Crooked Billet, Gardeners Green, Wokingham - in 2011

Kindly provided by Chris French

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.

1851/William Noke/Victualler/40/Easthampstead, Berks/Census ***

1851/Rebecca Noke/Wife/30/Strately, Berks/Census
1851/Henry Noke/Son/11/Aldworth, Berks/Census
1851/Mary Blackhall/Visitor/32/Strately, Berks/Census
1851/Sophia Blackhall/Visitor/20/Aldworth, Berks/Census
1851/Benjamin Barlow/Servant/14/Aldworth, Berks/Census

1854/Richard Boyer/../../../Billings Directory ***

1861/George Ewins/Cattle Dealer/31/Easthampstead, Berks/Census ***
1861/Elizabeth Ewins/Wife/29/Barkham, Berks/Census
1861/Harriet Moorcock/Visitor, Independent/69/Cookham, Berks/Census
1861/Richard Brown/Boarder, Labourer/30/Aldershot, Hants/Census

1863/George Ewens/../../../Duttons Directory ***

1871/Richard Sheppard/Inn Keeper/56/Crick, Northants/Census ***
1871/Emily Sheppard/Wife/48/Nayland, Suffolk/Census
1871/Emily Matilda Sheppard/Daughter, Scholar/9/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1871/Alfred Richard Cook/Grandson, Scholar/5/Colchester, Essex/Census

1877/Richard Sheppard/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1881/Richard Sheppard/Licensed Victualler/66/Creek, Northants/Census ***
1881/Emily Sheppard/Wife/58/Nayland, Suffolk/Census
1881/Charles Godfrey/Boarder, Ag Lab/62/Sunninghill, Berks/Census

1883/Richard Sheppard/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1884/Wm Shephard/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1887/Richard Sheppard/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/Emily Sheppard/Licensed Victualler/68/Nayland, Suffolk/Census ***
1891/Arthur W Atkinson/Boarder, Carpenter/28/Elsham, Lincs/Census
1891/Emily J Pearce/Servant, Domestic Servant/13/Petersfield, Hants/Census

1895/Mrs Emily Sheppard/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1899/Daniel Smith/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1903/George Skinner/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1907/Charles Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1911/Charles Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1915/Charles Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1920/Chas Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1924/Chas Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/Chas Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/Chas Gear/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1935/Jas McKay/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1939/Otto Purchase/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1956/E R Allum/../../../Times Directory ***

1957-8/E R Allum/../../../Times Directory ***

* Provided By Chris French

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

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