George Inn, Arundel Road, Littlehampton

Littlehampton pub history index

The old ‘George Inn’ stood in the High Street, opposite the northern end of Surrey Street. There are no records of how long it stood there but its last owners were a family named Sparks. In the early 19th Century Mrs Ann Sparks, a widower, gave up the inn and moved to the ‘Norfolk Hotel’ in Surrey Street. The old ‘George Inn’ was pulled down by Mrs Sparks’ two sons who built a pair of shop premises with dwellings above in its place.
The licence for the ‘George’ was transferred to a large house in Arundel Road on the corner with Ferry Road, later Terminus, Road where it stayed until the 1870s when it was purchased by Upperton Lear, a Solicitor, who greatly extended the building. **
The building remained until circa 2006 as a Solicitor’s premises when it was demolished to make way for new flats. *
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.

Surrey Street and at the far end the original location of the George Inn

Surrey Street and at the far end the original location of the George Inn

Image courtesy of Littlehampton Museum

George Inn - Terminus Road to the left and Arundel Road to the right

George Inn - Terminus Road to the left and Arundel Road to the right

Both kindly provided by Brian Haines

Image courtesy of West Sussex CC Library Service

The following entries are in this format:

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

1828-9 / James Tupper /… / Pigot’s Directory *

1832-4 / James Tupper /… / Pigot’s Directory *

1838 / William Robinson /... / Pigot’s Directory *

1841 / William Robinson / Head, Innkeeper / 50 / Outside Sussex / Census *
1841 / Eliza Robinson / Day / 20 / Sussex / Outside Sussex Census
1841 / Richard Wood / Hostler / 20 / Sussex / Census
1841 / Chindley Carpenter / Servant / 15 / Sussex / Census

1845 / Eliza Robinson /… / Kelly’s Directory *

1851 / Mrs Eliza Robinson /… / Post Office Directory *

1851 / Eliza Robinson /... / 37 /... / Census *
1851 / Chas Henry Robinson / Brother / 30 /... / Census
1851 / Eliza M Robinson / Sister in law / 22 /... / Census
1851 / Eliza Collins /... / 15 /... / Census

1855 / William Slade /… / Post Office Directory *

1858 / Henry Gray /… / Melville’s Directory & Gazetteer of Sussex *

1861 / William Blunden / Head, Innkeeper / 55 / Bosham, Sussex / Census *
1861 / Eliza Blunden / Wife / 40 / Bosham, Sussex / Census
1861 / Jas C Young / Lodger, Instructor of Musketry / 24 / Dover, Kent / Census
1861 / Martha Young / Lodger / 21 / Walmer, Kent / Census
1861 / Agnes Young / Lodger / 2 Months / Deal, Kent / Census
1861 / Martha Wyman / / 52 / Ashford, Kent / Census
1861 / W G Stoker / Lodger, Instructor of Musketry / 18 / Dublin, Ireland / Census
1861 / John Saunders / Lodger / 74 / London, Middlesex / Census

1867 / George Mathew Cass /… / Postal & Commercial Directory *

1871 Solicitor’s home. *


* Provided By Brian Haines

** Littlehampton Museum

*** Littlehampton History Society books

Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Friday, 09-Feb-2024 13:05:16 GMT