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Rivers Arms, Butts Cross, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

At Station Road by 1931

Sturminster Newton index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Dorset . The Dorset 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.

My ancestor Richard Sherring is shown on your site as running the 'Bull' pub at Sturminster Newton from 1855 to 1859. Richard was born at Queen Camel, Somerset in 1827 and died at Sturminster Newton on 12th October 1880. The 1861 and 1871 Census shows him as a Hotelier in Sturminster Newton, but does not name the establishment. ***

Richard's wife, Louisa (nee KNOTT possibly KNOLL, born 1826 at Sturminster, died 1908 Sturminster Newton)) is shown as the Hotelier of the 'River Arms' in the 1881 Census and in the 1901 Census she is shown as the Owner of the 'Railway Hotel' Sturminster Newton. ***

1871/Richard Sherring/Inn Keeper & mail Contractor/43/Yeovil, Somerset/Census ****
1871/Louisa Sherring/Wife/45/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
1871/John Sherring/Son/18/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
1871/Kate Sherring/Daughter/10/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
+ Lodgers

1875/Richard Sherring/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Louisa Sheering/Hotel Keeper, Widow/55/Sturminster, Dorset/Census ****
1881/Kate Sheering/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
1881/Robert Samson/Mail Driver/20/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
1881/George Short/Stable Boy/16/Sturminster, Dorset/Census

1891/Louisa Sherring/Inn Keeper, widow/65/Sturminster, Dorset/Census ****
1891/Jane Ridout/General Servant/16/Sturminster, Dorset/Census
1891/William Way/Ostler/46/Wincanton, Somerset/Census

1895/Mrs Louisa Sherring/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1903/Harry White/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/Charles Tatman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/Charles Tatman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1931/Thomas Underwood Thompson/Proprietor/../../Kellys Directory ****

*** Provided By Warwick Sherring

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 13:22:28 BST