The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!


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Walnut Tree, Shaftesbury road, Mere, Wiltshire

Mere index

The Walnut Inn, Causeway in 1901 census

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Wiltshire. The Wiltshire 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.

1881/John Burton/Inn Keeper/26/East Knoyle, Wiltshire/Census ****
1881/Harriet Burton/Wife/26/Alton, Hampshire/Census
1881/Elizabeth Burton/Daughter/5 months/East Knoyle, Wiltshire/Census

1891/James Holmes/Inn Keeper/39/Romsey, Hampshire/Census ****
1891/Annie Holmes/Wife/40/Semley, Wiltshire/Census
1891/Louie King/Niece/16/Semley, Wiltshire/Census
1891/Oliver Maidment/Lodger, Ag labourer, widow/42/Stoke, Somerset/Census

1901/James Holmes/Inn Keeper/49/Romsey, Hampshire/Census ****
1901/Ann Holmes/Wife/29/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1901/Fredrick Holmes/Son/2/Mere, Wiltshire/Census
1901/Hilda Holmes/Daughter/6 months/Mere, Wiltshire/Census

1939/Wm, Stephen Hill/../../../Kellys Directory ****



**** Provided By Kevan


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And Last updated on: Friday, 10-Apr-2015 19:00:29 BST