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Plough Inn, 49 Priory Road, Hastings

At West Hill in 1878 & at 1 Albion Place in 1871 and 1891 census and earlier. This is my local, although to be completely honest, I rarely use it. It's a friendly, well kept little boozer with a beer garden at the rear. Its Dutch appearance is said to derive from the fact that there used to be several windmills nearby. There were at least four windmills in the area once, but all have long gone and I am unable to say whether this really had any bearing on the pub's distinctive design. ***

Plough Inn, 49 Priory Road, Hastings - in July 2010

Plough Inn, 49 Priory Road, Hastings - in July 2010

Kindly provided by Terry Huggins

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


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The following entries are in this format:

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

1871/Walter George Bale/Licensed Victualler, Widow/38/Hastings, Sussex/Census ****
1871/Christopher Henry Bale/Son/13/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1871/Ellen Elizth Bale/Daughter/11/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1871/George Victor Bale/Son/6/Hastings, Sussex/Census

1878/Henry Field/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Henry Field/Licensed Victualler/47/Fairlight, Sussex/Census ****
1881/Lydia Field/Wife/40/Woodchurch, Kent/Census
1881/Ann Field/Daughter/19/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Emily Field/Daughter/15/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Willie Field/Son/11/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Hannah Field/Daughter/8/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Alfred Field/Son/6/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Florence Field/Daughter/4/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Albert Field/Son/2/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Walter L Field/Son/3 months/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1881/Oliver Burgess/Inn Servant/18/Iden, Sussex/Census

1890/William Couchman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Buchanan/Inn Keeper/53/Kent/Census ****
1891/Alice Picknell/Partner in Business, Widow/57/Cambridgeshire/Census
1891/Maria L Picknell/Daughter/27/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1891/Alice E Picknell/Daughter/24/Hastings, Sussex/Census

1899/W Couchman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1905/William Wickham/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1913/Arth Ernest Russell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Arth Ernest Russell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1918/Arthur Ernest Russell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Jn Rt Walker/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Rt Vane/../../../Post Office Directory ****


*** Provided By Terry Huggins

**** Provided By Kevan


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