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The Crown Inn

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Post 1850 (Corby Road)

The Crown, Rockingham Road with landlord Alfred Buswell (early 1900s)

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The Crown (front right).

1952 - pictured front right is Mrs Kisby, the local headmaster's wife,

waiting for a bus!

There was a pub called The Crown Inn in the village as far back as the 1870s, but it has possibly stood in two different locations.


The first record I have of The Crown is the 1870s Kelly's Directory. The drawing top left shows a pub called 'The Crown' on Corby Road, on the right hand side just up from the shop. Not sure of the date on this drawing, but it is definitely post 1850. 


There is no record of The Crown in the 1890s but, by 1901, The Crown was located on the corner of Rockingham Road and School Lane where it stood until it was closed and demolished in the 1960s. This Crown didn't have a spirits' license - and only sold beer.


The photograph top right shows the Rockingham Road Crown (on the right in front of the pub sign), with the original Spread Eagle in the background. The building between the Spread Eagle and The Crown is the old manor house, which stood on the site of the Spread Eagle car park.



1870s Kelly's Directory - James Simpson

1876 Harrod & Co Directory - J Simpson


1901  Census - Alfred Buswell (beer keeper) and his wife Louisa

1903  Kelly's Directory - Alfred Buswell

1906  Kelly's Directory - John Patrick

1914  Kelly's Directory - James Slanger (or Stanger)



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