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The Three Compasses

Depending on the resource used the location of this inn is on either Silver Street or Fox Hill. When it lost it’s license in 1909 [as did The Boot and the Prince and Princess] it was converted into two cottages more of which later.

The sign of a compass [I have never seen an image with this on, is there one anywhere?] arose perhaps from the number of landlords that were carpenters as well as landlord.

1822

B Phillips - I cannot find out any more about this entry

Trade directory

1829-1835

Philip Cave

Trade directory

1838

Henry Sealy occupier, Joseph Watts owner

Valuation survey

1839

Henry Sealy occupier, Joseph Watts owner

P328/1 poor rates

1849-1859

Henry Sealy, also a carpenter

Trade directory

1860

Ann Sealy, occupier of Three Compasses Inn, Fox Hill, owned by Messers Cook

P328/1 poor rates

1860

George Ford

Trade directory

1863-1870

George Ford

Trade directory

1876-1885

George Ford, also farmer

Trade directory

1884

eldest son of George died aged 39

Newspaper

1888

Henry Ford, farmer and innkeeper

Trade directory

1891

Joseph Harbour landlord of tied alehouse owned by Messrs Cook, on annual lease.  He was a former builder from Chard, Somerset and died in 1895

Licensing Act printed volumes

1893

George Andrews, a former carpenter and wheelwright from Berkeley.  Over the years he was resident with Jane and his young family at inns.  

Trade directory

1897-1901

George Andrews

Trade directory

1903

George Andrews landlord of tied alehouse owned by Messrs N & W Cook on Quarterly lease,  11pm closing

Licensing Act printed volumes

1906

Jane Andrews died

Newspaper

1907

George Andrews died

Newspaper

1907

July temporary landlord following death of George Andrews was Alfred Lessiter

Newspaper

1909

Frederick Shepherd licensee of alehouse and Cooks owners, appeal for renewal of license but was not granted.

Newspaper

1909

sum of compensation for the removal of licence agreed at just over £649

Newspaper

1914

Land Valuation Survey no longer a pub having had licence taken away and as a result converted to two cottages occupied by Messers Cull and Lee; sold by Cooks to Albert Cull for £250 in 1911.  Previous occupier Mr Sheppard.  Inspected September 1914 and described as stone built and stone tiled.  The two cottages were split comprising a/3 beds, 2 living, sitting room, underground kitchen, storeroom and stable underneath [a bathroom was subsequently added by the new owner] b/ bedroom, 2 living.

Land Valuation Survey