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Warren House, Forest Road, Wokingham, Berkshire

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The name is derived from Warren House, the name of the farm that stood on the site as early as 1681. In turn the farm probably took its name from a medieval rabbit warren, which is thought to have existed in this part of Wokingham; owning a warren was then a privilege.
The first known reference to the building as a public house is in an advertisement in the Reading Mercury of 15th November 1777, which announced a pigeon shoot "at the Warren House, Mr Calloway´┐Żs".
The name appears to have varied more than that of any other public house in the Wokingham district. After the change to the New Warren House in 1817, it changed back to simply Warren House before 1820, only to become the Warren Inn by 1824. In the 1830s and early 1840s it was known as the Warren House, only to become the New Warren House by the 1850s, which name remained in use until recently. Today it is once again the Warren Inn, although there is no evidence that the traditional functions of inn-keeping were ever carried out there! *

Warren House, Forest Road, Wokingham - in 2011

Warren House, Forest Road, Wokingham - in 2011

Kindly provided by Chris French

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Residents at this address

1840/John Giles/../../../Robsons Directory ***

1851/John Giles/Victualler/60/Sandhurst, Berks/Census ***
1851/Mary Giles/Wife/57/Finchampstead, Berks/Census
1851/Ann Giles/Daughter, Dressmaker/30/Finchampstead, Berks/Census
1851/Sarah Giles/Daughter/23/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1851/Emma Giles/Daughter/20/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1851/William Batwood/Lodger, Game Keeper/41/N K/Census
1851/Joseph Langley/Servant, Farm Servant/34/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1861/John Giles/Victualler Farming 8 Acres, Widow/68/Sandhurst, Berks/Census ***
1861/Sarah Giles/Daughter, Servant/31/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1861/Emma Giles/Daughter, Servant/29/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1861/George Watmore/Servant, Agricultural Labourer/55/Unknown/Census

1863/William Lunn/../../../Duttons Directory ***

1864/T Fruin/../../../Kellys Directory ***

Berkshire Chronicle, 9th December 1865
New Warren House, Wokingham, from John Webb to Eliza Herring

1871/Samuel Hambling/Publican formerly in the army/44/Ditchingham, Norfolk/Census ***
1871/Jane Hambling/Wife/42/West Clandon, Surrey/Census
1871/George Hirrage/Visitor, Ag Lab/38/Bramley, Hants/Census
1871/David Thorpe/Visitor, Ag Lab/34/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1877/Alfred Cruse/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1881/Alfred Cruse/Publican/52/Imber, Wilts/Census ***
1881/Sarah Cruse/Wife/52/Hanney, Berks/Census
1881/Rose Cruse/Daughter/17/Imber, Wilts/Census
1881/John Powney/Boarder, Ag Lab/55/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/William Carrington/Boarder, Ag Lab/45/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/William Herrige/Boarder, Ag Lab/60/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/John Sparks/Boarder, Ag Lab/43/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/Benjamin Howard/Boarder, Ag Lab/21/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/James Bowles/Boarder, Ag Lab/21/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1883/Alfred Cruse/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1884/Alfred Cruse/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1887/Richard Goodall/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/James Seager/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/James Seager/Innkeeper/73/Bederlison, Hants/Census ***
1891/Ellen Seager/Wife/63/Shenington, Oxon/Census
1891/Palmer Pedley/Sister/65/Shenington, Oxon/Census
1891/John Powney/Visitor, Farm Labourer/64/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1893/John Lickford/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1895/William Gardiner/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1899/William Gardiner/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1903/George Bailey/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1907/George Pye/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1911/Francis Wm Kerriage/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1915/George Richard Jarratt/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1920/Mrs E M Robbins/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1924/Charles Smith/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/W J Shawyer/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/W J Shawyer/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1935/Wm Jas Shawyer/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1939/Wm Jas Shawyer/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1956/E S Mitchell/../../../Times Directory ***

1957-8/E S Mitchell/../../../Times Directory ***

* Provided By Chris French

*** Provided By Colin Ager

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