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Old Crown, 89 Windmill Road, Foleshill

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
1892presentOLD CROWN
Old Crown Windmill Rd Over 500 pubs are called the Crown, reflecting the popularity of an inn sign that has been used for six hundred years. It has in its favour the fact that it is a simple visual symbol, easy to illustrate and recognise, whilst at the same time demonstrating loyalty to the monarch. Before 1905 see CROWN. In 1982 this was described as 'a typical town pub, with the date of the building (1914) inscribed in the wall'. This must have replaced an older pub as I have records of licensees before that date. Former Coventry City half back, Jack Snape, kept the pub in the 1960s. Then in the 1980s, landlord Peter Dobbin was former prop forward with Rugby Lions. There was a pigeon club and a boxing ring upstairs at one time. Research by 'philex31' on the Historic Coventry forum would suggest that the Sephtons and their extended family had connections with many of the pubs in the Longford area: Boat (Blackhorse Road), Boat (Grange Road), Greyhound, Elephant and Castle, Miners Arms, Bird In Hand, Green Man, Old Crown (Windmill Road), New Inn, Saracens Head, Coach and Horses, Engine. Also, away from Longford were the Park Gate Hotel and the New Inn (Stockingford). The majority of the Coventry Sephtons appear to be descended from James Sephton, a canal boatbuilder, who arrived in the Hawkesbury area c1805 from Shardlow in Derbyshire. Somewhat at odds with this boozy background, other family members operated temperance hotels in the city centre (The Victoria, Warwick Row and The Priory, Bayley Lane). Old Crown Windmill Rd


1841 - 1845 George Longfield 1861 - 1868 Richard Green 1871 - 1874 Joseph Stanley 1876 - 1880 Samuel Jaques 1888 - 1892 Mrs Ann Jaques 1905 - 1924 John Walden 1931 - 1936 H. Heath 1936 - 1940 Thomas Payne 1947 Francis Wanklin 1950 A. Handel 1951 - 1962 J. Snape 1983 Peter Dobbin 1985 J. D. Oliver
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