Warrior Gate, 12 London Road , St Leonards

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At 12 London Road by 1911; It stood on the junction of Norman Road and London Road, St Leonards until WW2, when it was destroyed by a bomb. The London Road Post Office now stands on this site. A new Warriors Gate was built slightly north of the original pub at 16-18 London Road at its junction with Shepherd Street. It is closed, despite still being listed in a number of online pub guides. ***

Site (Post Office) of original Warrior Gate, Norman Road - in July 2010

Site (Post Office) of original Warrior Gate, Norman Road - in July 2010

Warriors Gate, 16 - 18 London Road, Hastings - in July 2010

Warriors Gate, 16 - 18 London Road, Hastings - in July 2010

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Directory of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Leonards, Sussex.

Residents at this address.

One of St Leonards’ earliest pubs, designed by architect Walter Inskip, the St Leonard, formerly the Warrior’s Gate, opened in 1833 when it was occupied by George Hyland. The original building included hotel accommodation and was much larger than the current pub.

1832, George Hyland, Warrior's Gate, Saint Mary Magdalen, Sussex/../../Electoral Register

1835, George Hyland, Warrior's Gate, Saint Mary Magdalen, Sussex/../../Electoral Register

1840/Stephen Pilcher, Warriors Gate, Warriors Gate/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Catherine Pilcher/Inn Keeper/40/Sussex/Census
1841/Stephen Pilcher/../9/Sussex/Census
1841/Henry Page/Waiter/25/Sussex/Census
1841/Sarah Parris/Female Servant/20/Sussex/Census
1841/Ellen Reed/Female Servant/15/Sussex/Census

1851/George Cuthbert/Inn Keeper/36/Hove, Sussex/Census
1851/Harriott Cuthbert/Wife/25/Beckley, Sussex/Census
1851/Mary A Cuthbert/Daughter/1/St Leonard, Sussex/Census
1851/Jane Areimus/Servant/24/Worthing, Sussex/Census
1851/Mary A Ripley/Servant/20/Hellingly, Sussex/Census
1851/Stephen Pilcher/Pot Boy/19/Ore, Sussex/Census
1851/William Head/Lodger, Painter/20/Worthing, Sussex/Census

1858/ Henry Lamb, Warriors' Gate inn, Norman road West, Saint Leonards on Sea, Melvilles directory

1861/Henry Lamb/Victualler/45/Hawkhurst, Kent/Census
1861/Sarah Lamb/Wife/38/Woodmancote, Sussex/Census
1861/Alice Lamb/Daughter/2/St Mary Magdalen, Sussex/Census
1861/Albert Lamb/Son/8 monhs/St Mary Magdalen, Sussex/Census
1861/Caroline Larkin/Barmaid/26/Brede, Sussex/Census
1861/Mary Mitchell/Cook/22/Ashburnham, Sussex/Census
1861/George Collens/Pot Boy/16/Deptford, Kent/Census

1863, Henry Lamb, late of St Leonards on Sea Innkeeper deceased who died May 1863 was proved at Lewes by the oaths of James Lamb of St Leonards on Sea aforesaid Carpenter the Brother Richard Pain of St Leonards on Sea aforesaid saddler and Sarah Lamb of St Leonards on Sea aforesaid Widow the Relict the Executors.

Surrey Gazette 23 June 1863
Notice - Henry Lamb, deceased.
All persons having any claim upon the estate of Henry Lamb, late of the Warriors Gate Inn, St Leonards, deceased.

1871/William Freeman/Inn Keeper/36/Udimore, Sussex/Census
1871/Caroline Freeman/Wife/36/Breede, Sussex/Census
1871/William J Freeman/Son/3/St Leonard on Sea, Sussex/Census
1871/Caroline S Freeman/Daughter/6/St Leonard on Sea, Sussex/Census
1871/Elizabeth C Freeman/Daughter/5/St Leonard on Sea, Sussex/Census
1871/Susannah Larkin/Mother, Widow/70/Beckley, Sussex/Census
1871/Hannah Jeffery/Housemaid/18/Battle, Sussex/Census
1871/George Catt/Potman/16/Hastings, Sussex/Census

29 Norman Road "Warrior Gate" PH :
1881/Sarah Lamb/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/Henfield, Sussex/Census
1881/Alice Lamb/Daughter, Barmaid/22/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1881/Albert Lamb/Son, Barman/20/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1881/Albert R Starmes/Son in Law, Cellerman/43/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1881/Harry Starmes/Grandson, Apprentice Plumber/14St Leonards, Sussex//Census
1881/Eliza Wright/Domestic Servant/20/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1881/William Taylor/Potman/17/St Leonards, Sussex/Census

Hastings and St Leonards Observer 11 November 1882
The Warriors Gate Hotel
Residents in the west have not yet forgotten what Mr Lamb called "The unsightly block of buildings" which stood at the corner of London road, where it joins the Norman road. These were no greater eyesore to the public than they were to the proprietor of the Warriors Gate, and no sooner was he in a position to do away with the grievance, than he set about it.
His hotel, and the premises adjoining have, during the last few months, undergone a complete transfrmation.They have been made to look entirely new.
In carrying out this undertaking, Mr Lamb has not only greatly increased the value of his own property, but he has also vastly improved the neighbourhood in which it stands. The Warriors Gate Hotel is now a first class commercial hotel. It has accomodation which cannot be surpassed by any other house of a siilar character in the borough. It pssesses one of the largest bars, which has been most comfortably fitted up and is by no means deficient in cellerage.

Hastings & St. Leonards Times 09 December 1882
Christmas Fare - Albert Lamb, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Warriors Gate Hotel, St Leonards

Albert Lamb is the Licensed Victualler at the Clarence Hotel, 389 London Road, by 1891.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer 17 September 1887
The Warriors Gate Hotel, St Leonards - Farewell Dinner of the Proprietor, Mr R J Langley, and wish him prosperity in his new house, the Hand and Sceptre, at Southborough, near Tunbridge Wells

1891/Helen Knowsley/Housekeeper/63/Exeter, Devon/Census
1891/Charles J Knowsley/Son, Publicans manager/35/Exeter, Devon/Census
1891/Annie C Hill/Servant/43/Isle of Wight, New Town/Census
1891/Frank Thurston/Barman/22/ Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/William Creed/Barman/16/Bow, London/Census
1891/James Goodman/Barman/14/Wittersham, Kent/Census
1891/Walter T Short/Barman/18/Peckham, London/Census

In 1894 is the marriage of Charles John Knowsley, Licensed Victualler of 45 Mile end road (Three Crowns), aged 38 to Bertha Vidler Field, aged 25, of 77 Norman road

12 & 14 London Road - London Distillery Co :
1901/Fred Attenborough/Hotel Proprietor/43/Nottingham, Notts/Census
1901/S A Attenborough/Wife/38/Manchester, Lancs/Census
1901/F Grimley/Visitor, Widow/66/Birmingham, Warwickshire/Census
1901/Emme Attenborough/Barmaid/50/Sherington, Bucks/Census
1901/Winifred A Attenborough/Barmaid, Widow/17/Nottingham, Notts/Census
1901/Chalres Nunn/Barman/21/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1901/Thomas Cowling/Barman/51/London/Census
1901/Maude B Mepham/Barmaid/19/Cranbrook, Kent/Census
1901/Daisy F Kemp/Barmaid/18/Ireland/Census
1901/Grace Dales/Domestic Servant/65/Stoke on Trent, Staffs/Census
1901/Rose S Hulbert/Domestic Servant/21/London/Census

Hastings and St Leonards Observer 19 March 1910
Advertisement for Trunans London Stout and Burton Ales, on draught or in bottle may be obtained from A Lamb, Warriors Gate Hotel London Road St Leonards On Sea

The Warriors Gate Hotel 12 & 14 London Road St Leonards On Sea
1911/Albert Lamb/Licensed Victualler/50/St Leonards on Sea, Sussex/Census
1911/Ada Lamb/Wife, Assistant in Business/52/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Ada May Lamb/Daughter/28/St Leonards on Sea, Sussex/Census
1911/Ivy Beatrice Lamb/Daughter, Assistant in Business/24/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Evelyn Irene Lamb/Daughter/15/St Leonards on Sea, Sussex/Census
1911/Sarah Lamb/Mother, Widow/88/Woodman Court, Sussex/Census
1911/Annie Crick/Barmaid/24/Nenagh, Ireland/Census
1911/Philip Archibald Thomas Moore/Barman/19/Hastings, Sussex/Census

1918, Leon Perrot, Eugene Moreau Warriors' Gate hotel London road/../../Kellys Directory

1919, Leon Eugene Moreau Perrot, 12 London road/../../Electoral register
1919, Emily Martha Perrot, 12 London road/../../Electoral register

Leon Eugene Moreau Perrot of the Warriors Gate Norman road St Leonards on Sea died 21 January 1921 at 14 and 16 Holmesdale gardens Hastings Administration London 2 February to Emily Martha Perrot widow. Effects £669 10s 8d.

In 1921 census at 12 London road are
Emily M Perrot, Hotel Proprietoress, aged 65 years 1 month, and born in Brixton, London
Clara Rebecca Cousens?, Visitor, aged 74 years 3 months, and born in Brixton, Surrey
Adaline Harriet Davis, Visitor, aged 63 years 3 months, and born in Brixton, Surrey
Victoria G Perrot, Niece, Companion, aged 39 years 3 months, and born in London

1922, Emily Martha Perrot, Eugene Moreau Warriors' Gate hotel, London road/../../Kellys Directory

Hastings and St Leonards Observer 26 March 1927
The Telephone - The following subscribers have recently been connected :
Hastings 135 - E J Bone, Warriors Gate Hotel, London road

1928, Edmund John Bone, 12 London road/../../Electoral register
1928, Mary Ellen Bone, 12 London road/../../Electoral register

1932, Edmund Jn Bone, Warriors' Gate PH, 12 London road/../../Kellys Directory

1938/Edmund Jn Bone/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at the Wwarrior Gate, 12 London Road are
Edmund J Bone, Licensed Victualler, born 01 Mar 1877
Mary E Bone, Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 05 May 1880


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