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Abbey Gate, St. John's Green & Stanwell Street, Colchester

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Now known as the Abbey Arms, on the site of the former Gardeners Arms. I think the Abbey Gate in Stanwell Street must have been a different pub (and the records for William Tyler appear to relate to this earlier pub) **

Abbey Gate, St. John's Green & Stanwell Street, Colchester

2nd August 2001

Residents at this address

1861/ William Tyler/Inn Keeper/55/SouthMinster, Essex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Tyler/Wife/54/Thorp, Essex/Census
1861/Angelina Tyler/Daughter, Assistant BarMaid/19/Thorp, Essex/Census
1861/Robert Tyler/Son, Apprentice/16/Thorp, Essex/Census
1861/George Tyler/Son/13/Colchester, Essex/Census
1861/Eliza Minter/Niece, House Servant/16/Thorp, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Brewer/Lodger, Labourers Wife/38/Black Notley, Essex/Census
1861/Kazia Williams/Lodger, Tailoress/18/Stanway, Essex/Census

1862/ William Tyler/../../../Kelly's

1867/William Tyler/../../../Post Office

1886/Charles Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1894/Charles Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1898/Charles Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/C. Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1902/Charles Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1908/Mrs. Ellen Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1912/Herbert William White/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1914/Herbert William White / Beer Retailer /../../Kelly’s Directory **

The pub was built as a beer house in 1915 by Trumans in an architectural style typical of the time, replacing an earlier beer house which stood on the same plot and which was known as the Gardener's Arms. A picture of this earlier pub hangs up behind the bar. ***

1917/Mrs. Kate White/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1925/William Jackson/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1933/Michael Albert O'Halloran/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1937/Percy Arthur Mannall/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

E W Jackson, licensee of the Abbey Arms for over 13 years, died in 1954 - Black Eagle Journal *

Note: Premises only named in 1862 & 1867

1988/J M Kemp/../../../Watney Truman Trader List *

* Provided By Alex Wilkinson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Information kindly provided by Jess Jephcott at


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