Wincanton pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical
public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Somerset.
Dolphin Inn, 34 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013
Kindly provided by Roy Barrett
Residents at this address
This house was in 1774 called the Rainbow Inn, and was kept by William
In 1794, it was occupied by Robert Bessant under the name of " Daulphin." He
remained till 1817, in which year he died. - Inns of the Parish to
1903 - George Sweetman.
In 1826, George Lapham was living there. - Inns of the Parish to 1903
- George Sweetman.
1830 — John Lapham's name appears in a County Directory. Query should he not
have been described as George ? - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1840 — George Forward was in possession. - Inns of the Parish to 1903
- George Sweetman.
1841 — Thomas Nimrod White went there and remained till March, 1861, when he
drowned himself in a water-tank ! - Inns of the Parish to 1903 -
1842-44/Harry Wake/Dolphin/../../Pigots Directory
1861 — Charles Hunt, who left the Swan Inn, now entered, and carried on
baking business as well. He died on his 51st birthday, February 2nd, 1875.
The house and business were then sold. A Mr. Palmer occupied the premises
for three years, when
1878 — Mr. Charles Howes migrated from the New Inn to the Dolphin, and for
many years carried on the dual businesses. Some years ago he declined the
baking in favour of farming. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1871/Charles Hunt/Inn Keeper/47/Castle CArey, Somerset/Census
1871/Eth Flora Hunt/Wife/48/Weymouth, Dorset/Census
1871/Arthur Hunt/Son, Baker at Home/22/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Frank Hunt/Son/14/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Flora H Hunt/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Amy Hunt/Daughter/10/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Albert Hunt/Son/8/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Richard Hunt/Son/6/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Fanny Cox/Domestic Servant/27/Charlton Musgrove, Somerset/Census
1881/Benjamin Palmer/Innkeeper & Baker/50/Mudford, Somerset/Census
1881/Frances Palmer/Wife, Innkeeper & Baker/39/Throop, Hampshire/Census
1881/Benjamin Palmer/Son/5/Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Emily Waller/Servant Domestic/19/Semley, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Edward Hodges/Under Baker/17/Maiden Newton, Dorset/Census
1889/Charles Howes/../../../Kellys Directory
1891/Charles Howes/Farmer & Hotel Keeper/40/Hollow, Somerset/Census
1891/Elizabeth Howes/Wife/40/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Florence Mary Howes/Daughter/14/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Elizabeth A Howes/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Ellen Howes/Daughter/9/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Louisa Gibbs/Servant/17/Stoke Trister, Somerset/Census
1895/Charles Howes/Dolphin, High street/../../Kellys Directory
1902/Charles Howes/Dolphin & farmer, 34 High street/../../Kellys Directory
1911/Charles Howes/Hotel Keeper/61/Holton, Somerset/Census
1911/Elizabeth Howes/Wife/59/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Bessie Howes/Daughter, Assistant/33/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Nora Howes/Daughter, Assistant/25/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Emma Howes/Daughter, Assistant/21/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1919/Mrs. Nora Ladd/Dolphin, 34 High street/../../Kellys Directory
1923/William Arthur Ladd/../../../Kellys Directory
1935/R H & A M Holme/proprietors, Dolphin Hotel, 34 High Street/../../Kellys Directory
1939/Wm Hardy/proprietor, Dolphin Hotel, 34 High Street/../../Kellys Directory