Sun Inn, Sun Hill, Calbourne, Isle Of Wight PO30 4JA

The Old Sun Inn at Calbourne in 1890

The Old Sun Inn at Calbourne in 1890

The Sun Inn, before the fire of 1894

The Sun Inn, before the fire of 1894

All kindly provided by Malcolm Buckler

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

Residents at this address

The Sun Inn at Calbourne Isle of Wight was run by some of my distant ancestors, the Bucklers, for two or three generations from the 1700's until about 1920 ( last one was Buckler related but another name). It is a good old country pub although rebuilt in Victorian times after a fire - and still exists. ***

1841/John Buckler/Inn Keeper/70/Hampshire/Census
1841/Christian Buckler/../60/Hampshire/Census
1841/Benjamin Woodford/Butcher J/30/Hampshire/Census
1841/Harriett Woodford/../30/Hampshire/Census
1841/Henry Woodford/../2/Hampshire/Census
1841/Elizabeth Warren/Female Servant/15/Hampshire/Census

1849/Benjamin Woodford, Sun Inn/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Benjamin Woodford/Inn Keeper/41/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census ***
1851/Harriett Woodford/Wife/40/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Henry W Woodford/Son/12/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Ann Woodford/Daughter/8/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Frank Woodford/Son/6/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Cass Woodford/Son/5/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Alexander Woodford/Son/3/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/George Woodford/Son/1/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/John Buckler/Father in Law, Retired Inn Keeper/76/Calbourne, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Charlotte Cook/Cook/23/Brixton, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Ann Sutton/Nurse Maid/17/Shalfleet, Isle of Wight/Census

1865/Benjamin Woodford, Sun Inn, & farmer, Calbourne/../../Harrod & Co Directory

1875/Frank J Woodford/../../../Kellys Directory

1881/Frank James Woodford/Licensed Victualler/36/Calbourne, Hants/Census
1881/Caroline Woodford/Wife/36/Dallington, Sussex/Census
1881/Frederick G Piper/Nephew/12/Hawkhurst, Kent/Census
1881/Charlotte Harding/Domestic Servant/17/Freshwater, Hants/Census

1885/Frank James Woodford/../../../Kellys Directory

1891/Frank J Woodford/Farmer & Licensed Victualler/47/Calbourne, Hampshire/Census
1891/Caroline Woodford/Wife/48/Dallington, Sussex/Census
1891/Alice J Piper/Niece/19/Hawkhurst, Kent/Census
1891/Elizabeth M Daish/Visitor/34/Seaview, Isle of Wight/Census

The old "Sun Inn" at Calbourne cross roads was destroyed by fire in April 1894. The fire was started by a lamp in a bedroom which set light to the hatch. It was quickly extinguished but broke out again the following day and this time destroyed the inn. The inn was later rebuilt after the local authority had realigned the crossroads. ***

The above detail and picture of the Sun are available at this site - I am confident they are well out of copyright.

1898/Charles Hancock/../../../Kellys Directory

1911/John Kirby/../../../Kellys Directory

1920/Jn H Austen/../../../Kellys Directory

1927/Austin Jn Harvey/../../../Kellys Directory

The modern day Pub can be seen here - My wife and I had an excellent meal there with good ale, one of the few pubs left with good value pub grub and not all that designer gastro overpriced over handled muck of this age. ***

2018, The Sun Inn, Sun Hill, Calbourne, Isle Of Wight PO30 4JA

*** Provided By Malcoolm Buckler

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