Crown Inn, 16 High Street, Littlehampton

Littlehampton pub history index

When the ‘Crown Inn was being rebuilt in the late 1920s, old passages were found in the cellars, leading away from them underground. One passage is reputed to link to the cellars of the ‘Dolphin’ pub and all the passages are believed to be part of the secret smuggling routes which, some say, went underground to the Fisherman’s Quay. **

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Littlehampton, Sussex . The Littlehampton, Sussex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Crown Inn, High Street, Littlehampton - original form

Crown Inn, High Street, Littlehampton - original form

Image courtesy of Littlehampton Museum

Crown Inn, High Street, Littlehampton - in 2013

Crown Inn, High Street, Littlehampton - in 2013

Both kindly provided by Brian Haines

Image courtesy of Christopher Richardson

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1859 / George Turner / Beer Retailer / … / Post Office Directory (no address given but only one PH in High Street *

1861 / Richard White / Head, Labourer / 42 / Yapton, Sussex / Census – the enumerator worked his way along the north side of the High Street from west to east and this entry appears to be the correct number of properties before Duke street which is then recorded. It is not listed as The Crown nor Richard White as a Publican. *
1861 / J White / Wife / 40 / Wolverhampton / Census
1861 / Mary White / Daughter, scholar / 11 / Yapton, Sussex / Census
1861 / A S Suter / Visitor, scholar / 14 / Yapton, Sussex / Census
1861 / H Suter / Visitor, scholar / 12 / Yapton, Sussex / Census
1861 / William Sawine / Lodger, Farm labourer / 30 / Felpham, Sussex / Census

1866 / Richard White / Beer retailer /… / Post Office Directory – PH name not listed but no other pubs in the High Street apart from the Dolphin which is separately listed in 1866 *

1871 / Walter Chas Stares / Head, Innkeeper / 25 / Titchfield, Hants / Census *
1871 / Eliza Stares / Wife / 21 / Angmering, Sussex / Census

1874 / Walter Holman /… / Post Office Directory *

1878 / Charles Standen / ... / Post Office Directory *

1881(2) / Albert Stoner / Head, Licensed victualler / 40 / Tillington, Sussex / Census *
1881 / Mary Stoner / Wife / 35 / Petworth, Sussex / Census
1881 / William Stoner / Son, scholar / 6 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census
1881 / Margaret Stoner / Daughter / 4 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census
1881 / Albert Stoner / Son / 2 / Petworth, Sussex / Census
1881 / Ellen Stoner / Mother, annuitant / 67 / Byworth or Petworth(both names recorded),Sussex / Census
1881 / Fanny Stoner / Sister, barmaid / 42 / Tillington, Sussex / Census

1891(1) / Albert Stoner / Head, Publican / 50 / Tillington, Sussex / Census *
1881 / Mary Stoner / Wife / 44 / Petworth, Sussex / Census
1881 / William Stoner / Son, baker / 15 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census
1881 / Margaret Stoner / Daughter, barmaid / 13 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census
1881 / Albert Stoner / Son, scholar / 12 / Petworth, Sussex / Census

1901(1) / Albert Stoner / Head, Licensed Victualler / 60 / Tillington, Sussex / Census *
1901 / Jane Stoner / Wife / 53 / Kidford, Sussex / Census
1901 / Margaret Stoner / Daughter / 24 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census
1901 / Albert Stoner / Son, Barman / 22 / Petworth, Sussex / Census
1901 / Frank Forister / Lodger, odd man general labourer / 55 / Littlehampton, Sussex / Census

1911(1) / William Stoner / Head, Licensed Victualler / 38 / Midhurst, Sussex / Census *
1911 / Elizabeth Clara Stoner / Wife / 26 / Romsey, Hants / Census
1911 / Ronald William Stoner / Son, school / 12 / Littlehampton
1911 / Ann Elizabeth Groom / Visitor, boarding house keeper / 48 / Kentish Town, London / Census

1922 / William Stoner /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1924 / William C Betts /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1930 / William C Betts /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1934 / William Higgins /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1938 / William Higgens /… / Kelly’s Directory – surname spelling as the directory *

1947 / Tantrum Conrad /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1950 / S W Howard /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1953 / No person named under listing /… / Littlehampton Directory *

1967/8 & 1869/70 / No person named under listing /… / Littlehampton Directory *


* Provided By Brian Haines

** Littlehampton Museum

*** Littlehampton History Society books

Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Friday, 09-Feb-2024 13:05:15 GMT