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Crown, 2 High Street, Billericay CM12 9BG

Billericay pub history index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

This seems to have started as the Crown Beerhouse at 123-126 High Street, in the early years of the 19th century.
In around 1890 a full licence was obtained and the pub moved to the newly built No. 2 High Street to become the Crown Hotel. The original premises survived in retail use until 1963, when they were demolished. The Crown still survives, although 'Hotel' has been dropped from its title.

Crown, High Street, Billericay - in 1936

Crown, High Street, Billericay - in 1936

Crown, High Street, Billericay

Crown, High Street, Billericay

Crown (Hotel), 2 High Street, Billericay, Essex in May 2008

Crown (Hotel), 2 High Street, Billericay, Essex in May 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1823-4/John Goodman/Post & Excise Officer/../../Pigot's

1828/William More Jun./Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*

1828-9/John Goodman/../../../Pigot's

1839/William Whale/Horse & Gig Owner/../../Pigot's

1845/William Rolph/../../../Post Office

1845/William Rolph/../../../Post Office

1848/William Rolph/../../../White's

1851/William Rolph/Brewer/../../Post Office

1851/Sarah Baker/widow, licensed victualler/44/Billericay, Essex/Census ***
1851/Mahala Baker/daughter, dressmaker/17/Billericay, Essex/Census
1851/William Catt/lodger, blacksmith/49/Swilland, Suffolk/Census
1851/Mary A Catt/lodger, his wife/45/Alphamstone, Essex/Census
1851/Charles Catt/their son/16/Billericay, Essex/Census
1851/Harry Catt/their son/14/Springfield, Essex/Census
1851/Samuel Catt/their son/12/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1851/James Catt/their son/07/Chelmsford, Essex/Census

1855/Mrs. S. Baker/../../../Kelly's**

1881/George Perkins/Beer Retailer/29/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Perkins/Wife/30/British Subject, France/Census

1882/George Perkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1886/George Perkins/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

Note: Premises not named between 1881 & 1886

1894/George Perkins/Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kelly's

1895/George Perkins/../../../Kelly's

1898/Edward Hardey/../../../Kelly's

1899/Edward Hardey/../../../Kelly's

1901/Samuel W Stowers/Licensed Victualler/31/Burnham, Essex/Census
1901/Emily Stowers/Wife/31/Southminster, Essex/Census
1901/Walter H Stowers/Son/5/Bradwell on Sea, Essex/Census
1901/William C Stowers/Son/4/Bradwell on Sea, Essex/Census
1901/Harriett Halls/General Servant/15/Billericay, Essex/Census
1901/Geo Archibald Brown/Groom/32/Witham, Essex/Census

1902/Samuel W Stowers/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Rodwell Finden/Jobmaster/../../Kelly's

1911/Charles Edward Bescoby/Jobmaster/41/Romford, Essex/Census
1911/Edith Margueritte Bescoby/Wife, Licensed Victualler/31/Caterham Valley, Surrey/Census
1911/Dudley William Finden/Stepson/1/Billericay, Essex/Census
1911/Alfred Sadler/Father in Law, Former Licensed Victualler/69/Heybridge, Essex/Census
1911/Constance Eileen Long/Barmaid/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1911/Agnes Kathleen Williams/Barmaid/18/London/Census

1912/Charles Edward Bescoby/Jobmaster/../../Kelly's

1917/Frederick James Hawkins/../../../Kelly's

1925/Mrs. M. Taylor/../../../Kelly's

1929 - 1963/F G Potter/../../../Freehold

1933/Frederick George Potter/Manager/../../Kelly's

1937/Frederick George Potter/Manager/../../Kelly's

May 1964/K G Beer/../../../Freehold


* Provided by Mike Smith

** Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

*** Provided by John Mead

 Provided by Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Thursday, 13-Aug-2020 13:58:00 BST