1849 – 1893
64 Church Street.
Deeds show that this building existed in 1817 and was owned by the Earl of Powis. The 1841 census shows Edward Nicholas Pugh (joiner) at this address and in 1849 he bought it in auction for £135. He is described in the deeds as a carpenter and by the 1851 census, was a carpenter and beerseller, continuing up to 1871.
In 1893, Edwin Jones, after only 2 years since taking over, was refused a licence on the grounds that he was “twice convicted against the tenure of his licence and not being a fit and proper person to hold a licence” and that the house was frequented “by a low class”. As there were four other fully licensed houses within 160 yards, it was also deemed redundant. It has been a private house ever since.
See also The Unicorn Inn Market Square
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