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Sir Robert Napier, Well Street

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
Well St 1930s Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, GCB, GCSI, FRS (6 December 1810 - 14 January 1890) was a Indian Army officer. He fought in the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Second Anglo-Sikh War before seeing action as chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow in March 1858 during the Indian Mutiny. He also served in the Second Opium War as commander of the 2nd division of the expeditionary force which took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860, the entry to Peking in September 1860 and the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in October 1860. He subsequently led the punitive expedition to Abyssinia July 1867, defeating the Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia with minimal loss of life among his own forces but looting many historical and religious artifacts; these artifacts still reside in collections in the UK, despite representations by various parties for their return. This pub is only recorded in 1870. In July all the stock was for sale and in November we have a record of the Rose, formerly the Sir Robert Napier. It is thought to have been at 5 Well Street and formerly the Shamrock.


LICENSEES: (Foleshill Tavern) 1822 - 1829 W. Reese LICENSEES: (Graziers Arms) 1841 Thomas Maycock 1845 - 1855 William Merridew 1855 - 1864 Harriet Merridew LICENSEES: (Shamrock) to 1864 Harriet Merridew from 1864 Thomas Loudon LICENSEES: (Packhorse) 1822 - 1823 F. Jackson 1835 Henry Simpson 1861 Harriet Merridew 1868 John Vice 1868 J. G. Cashmore LICENSEES: (Rose Inn) 1871 James Wilcox 1874 Edward Fossey 1881 F. Leeson 1886 - 1891 S. Eburne 1893 J. Bottrill 1894 Mrs. E. Adderton 1896 - 1903 Samuel Hubbard 1905 H. Pendleton 1909 A. Spicer 1911 - 1919 John Pears 1921 - 1922 E. Williamson 1929 W. H. Yates


1890 - 1894 Mrs L. J. Cardingley
Sir Robert Napier
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