Shops, Pubs and Inns


Shops, Pubs and Inns


Shops, Pubs and Inns were and still are, fundamental to our social history.

Modern economics means that many have gone, having failed financially and been turned into houses. Those that remain necessarily focus on far more than a very small number of stalwart local 'regulars'.

Collection Items

The Butchers Arms
This eighteenth-century pub was previously a butcher's shop and slaughterhouse.Identified in Lloyd George Survey 1910 as Fully licensed house building 394 Description: Butcher's Arms Inn : Stone and slate house: 3 bedrooms, smoke room, bar, living…

The Daneway - previously The Bricklayer's Arms (Grade 2 Listed)
The Bricklayer's Arms, now the Daneway :Originally built as three cottages to house the managers and overseers of the "navvies" who constructed the now derelict Thames & Severn canal, the building has now evolved over the intervening years into…

The Nelson Inn, Far Oakridge
The original part of this building dates from about 1640 and it was probably a farm labourer's or woodcutter's cottage. The end barn on the top row of buildings dates from the same period, and was possibly part of the outbuildings of Iles Green Farm,…

The Crown Inn, Waterlane
The pub closed in 1969 and the last landlady was Mrs. Hawkins. Kellys Directory lists the following Publicans :1894/David Phillips 1902/Thomas Hill 1906/Thomas Hill 1910/Thomas Hill 1923/Thomas Hill 1927/Leonard Parslow 1939/Chas W Hewer

The "History of the County of Gloucester, Vol 11, Bisley and Longtree Hundreds" says "Tunley had the Labourers Arms in 1854".

This reference is from David Lawson who notes from the

1851 Census that his G. G. Grandfather, Obediah Hunt is listed…
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