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Sun Inn, Calbourne, Newport, Isle of Wight

The Old Sun Inn at Calbourne in 1890

The Old Sun Inn at Calbourne in 1890

The Sun Inn, before the fire of 1894

The Sun Inn, before the fire of 1894

All kindly provided by Malcolm Buckler

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

The Sun Inn at Calbourne Isle of Wight was run by some of my distant ancestors, the Bucklers, for two or three generations from the 1700's until about 1920 ( last one was Buckler related but another name). It is a good old country pub although rebuilt in Victorian times after a fire - and still exists. ***

1841/John Buckler/Inn Keeper/70/Hampshire/Census ****
1841/Christian Buckler/../60/Hampshire/Census
1841/Benjamin Woodford/Butcher J/30/Hampshire/Census
1841/Harriett Woodford/../30/Hampshire/Census
1841/Henry Woodford/../2/Hampshire/Census
1841/Elizabeth Warren/Female Servant/15/Hampshire/Census

1849/B Woodford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Benjamin Woodford/Inn Keeper/41/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census ***
1851/Harriett Woodford/Wife/40/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Henry W Woodford/Son/12/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Ann Woodford/Daughter/8/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Frank Woodford/Son/6/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Cass Woodford/Son/5/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Alexander Woodford/Son/3/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/George Woodford/Son/1/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/John Buckler/Father in Law, Retired Inn Keeper/76/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Charlotte Cook/Cook/23/Brixton, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Ann Sutton/Nurse Maid/17/Shalfleet, Isle of Wight/Census

1875/Frank J Woodford/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1881/Frank James Woodford/Licensed Victualler/36/Calbourne, Hants/Census ****
1881/Caroline Woodford/Wife/36/Dallington, Sussex/Census
1881/Frederick G Piper/Nephew/12/Hawkhurst, Kent/Census
1881/Charlotte Harding/Domestic Servant/17/Freshwater, Hants/Census

1885/Frank James Woodford/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1891/Frank J Woodford/Farmer & Licensed Victualler/47/Calbourne, Hampshire/Census ****
1891/Caroline Woodford/Wife/48/Dallington, Sussex/Census
1891/Alice J Piper/Niece/19/Hawkhurst, Kent/Census
1891/Elizabeth M Daish/Visitor/34/Seaview, Isle of Wight/Census

The old "Sun Inn" at Calbourne cross roads was destroyed by fire in April 1894. The fire was started by a lamp in a bedroom which set light to the hatch. It was quickly extinguished but broke out again the following day and this time destroyed the inn. The inn was later rebuilt after the local authority had realigned the crossroads. ***

The above detail and picture of the Sun are available at this site - I am confident they are well out of copyright.

1898/Charles Hancock/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/John Kirby/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/Jn H Austen/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/Austin Jn Harvey/../../../Kellys Directory ****

The modern day Pub can be seen here  - My wife and I had an excellent meal there with good ale, one of the few pubs left with good value pub grub and not all that designer gastro overpriced over handled muck of this age. ***

*** Provided By Malcoolm Buckler

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 02:03:14 BST