White Lion, Ketley; The Nabb.
WHITE LION Holyhead Road Ketley.
9th September 1835 “Sale at Auction of White Lion, Ketley
On 21st September 1835 occupation of Thomas Lawley also two houses adjoining
and a garden 23R in length.” Shrewsbury Chronicle.
RETURN OF LICENSED HOUSES IN THE PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION OF WELLINGTON.
1.Name. White Lion. 2.Place. Ketley. 3.Date of Visit. 24 july 1896.
4.Nature of Licence. Alehouse 7 day. 5.When Granted. Before 1800.
6.Owner. & Occupier. Arthur Cooper. Number of changes within past five years. Four.
7.Rateable value. £22-15s. 8.Accommodation. 6 rooms downstairs & 6 up. 9.Stabling. For 4 horses.
10.Condition of Buildings. Stables require repairing, cleaning & lime-washing.
11.Nature of Trade. Mining, Ironworks and roadside.
12.Proximity to other Licensed Houses. About 500 yards.
13.Proximity to Dwelling Houses. About 15 yards.
14.Position of House with regard to Police Control. About 1/4 mile to police station.
15.Date & Nature of Proceedings. October 22, 1888, permitting drunkenness, fined £1. costa 16/6d. Not against present owners. 16.General Remarks. None
Some licensees1834 John LEWIS (PD)
1840 Thomas WHITTINGHAM (PD)
1844 John LEWIS (PD)
1868 John BROWN (Slater’s Directory)
1881 John BROWN (Wellington Directory)
1895 Arthur COOPER (KD)
1896 Arthur COOPER (PSR).
1909 George FLETCHER (KD)
1913 Albert ALLEN (KD)
1917 Henry William ARMSTRONG (Old Photo)
1934/41 Albert WRIGHT (KD)
1964 Albert E A WRIGHT (WD)
2003 Kevin EDWARDS.
2005 Andrew DODD.
WHITE LION Nabb
(Top of Willow Road)
“Just beyond the telephone box on The Nabb stood the White Lion-” (“Here be Dragons”).
Premises now demolished.
1825 Jn WARD (QSR)