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1 George IV Street (George Street), Crown and Compasses, St Paul’s brewery

History of 1 George IV Street

1841 Crown and Compasses

Joshua Barton ran public house and brewery.

1850s: W Mason

1866 Henry W Matthews

1870 brewing seems to have stopped

1901 Crown & Compasses

Robert White, widower, 52, publican, b Cambs

William, 14, apprentice, b Middlesex

Shalford Hay, boarder, 60,  major retired half pay list 13th Staff Corps, b India

T F Broadhurst, 31, gentleman, b London

M A Heather, boarder, widower, 52, retired servant, b Hants

Emily Belmont, servant, 48, servant, b Gloucs

Arthur Rowling, boarder, 49, clerk C C, b Duxford


Benjamin Charles Fuller, 54, police pensioner publican, b Cherryhinton

Hannah, 54, b Cherryhinton

1913 Crown and Compasses

Benjamin Charles Fuller

6/2/1937: The Star Brewery applied for the transfer of a licence from the Crown and Compasses in Coronation Street to a new ‘Vine’ pub in Vinery Way. There had been 817 new houses nearby and many residents supported the application. But several residents thought it would devalue their property and Mr Skeel, who has an off-licences in Vinery Road, opposed it. Greene King also wanted to erect ‘The Running Footman’ in Coldham’s Lane opposite Brooks Road. It would be open at all times for the sale of teas and would have a Cumberland turf bowling green. Both were refused. (Cam. News)



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