Wincanton pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Somerset. The Somerset listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Now owned and occupied by Mr. George Lock. - Inns of the
Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
In 1671, Mr. William Swanton lived there. Hence the orchard at the back was until recent years known as " Swanton 's Orchard." "Spring Close" was also called " Swanton's." - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
In 1678, it was kept by "Swanton's heirs," Mr. Swanton having died in 1671. At another time "George de Forweille" lived there. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
In 1792, Thomas Yeo kept the house, as an advertisement in the " Salisbury and Winchester Journal " for October 15th of that year shows. The advertisement runs, viz. —
" Andrew Ivey, Wincanton, deceased. To be peremptorily sold by auction by J. Hoddinott, auctioneer, at the White Horse Inn. The fee simple and inheritance of the following lands situate in Wincanton, late the lands of Mr. Andrew Ivey, deceased. The George Inn, situate near the market place, now rented by Thomas Yeo, &c." A different advertisement appeared a week later with the following description : — " The George Inn being a stone built roomy house, with outhouses, large stable, garden, &c. Situate near
to and very convenient for the market, now rented by Thomas Yeo as tenant at will.** From that time it has been used for the business of butcher. For many years, embracing three generations, the Oborn family lived there, but from 1877 it has been occupied by Mr. Lock. The house was greatly enlarged about the year 1848. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
**** Provided By Kevan
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018