Turf



TURF            1 School St.      St Georges.                       

Named after the Pain's Lane racecourse that was nearby.
Open for business before 1856.      1901 Owned & tied to Wrekin Brewery.


 
     
   
2009
 



 RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF SHIFNAL  1896

1.Name. The Turf Tavern  2.Place. St Georges  3.Date of Visit.  1 Aug 1896  
4.Nature of Licence,  Beerhouse 7 days.  5.When Granted.  Not known but before 1856.
6.Owner & Occupier John LIGHT. Number of changes within past five years none. 
7.Rateable value  £17. 8.Accommodation.  3 rooms downstairs and 4 up. 9.Stabling. None  
10.Condition of Buildings. House ceiling requires lime-washing. 
11.Nature of Trade. Mining & works . 
12.Proximity to other Licensed Houses.  About  300 yards. 
13.Proximity to Dwelling Houses. Adjoining.
14.Position of House with regard to Police Control. In town near police Station. 
15.Date & Nature of Proceedings.  None.

Return for 1901 shows-
2 November 1900, drunk on his own licensed premises, fined 10s, costs 9s 6d; not against present occupier.     



    Some licensees,
        1861    John LIGHT.  Master Blacksmith employing 2 men & Beerhouse keeper  (census).
        1891    John LIGHT.  Beer retailer & blacksmith (census).
        1896    John LIGHT (PSR)
        1901    Richard Henry TURNER, owned by Wrekin Brewery (PSR).
        1902    Richard R TURNER, owner John LIGHT.  (Shifnal Rates book).  Rateable value  £19.
        1905    Joseph PUGH (KD)
        1909    George INGLE (KD)
        1917    Mrs H LIGHT (KD)
        1941    Benjamin BUTLER,  (KD )
        1956    Joseph ROWLEY  (ER)
        2003    Kevin Lewis SCOTT.

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