Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Newmarket Tavern & Castle Inn

The information on this page was kindly provided by Peter Dillon of New Zealand.

William WHITTICK c.1800-1867 & wife Matilda KING c.1809-1898 had the New Market Tavern in New Market Row
Bath in 1864 and were at the address in the 1861 census. It was taken over by their grandson, Andrew William DILLON 1849-1903 married 1874 to Harriet Louisa MCCOOMBE 1854-1904, who is listed there in 1871 & 1876 & 1881. His grandmother Matilda was the owner then because William died 1867. Andrew ‘s father,Andrew DILLON 1827-1889 married to Matilda Julia WHITTICK 1828-1901, had the CastleInn/Alehouse/Tavern at Villa Fields, Bathwick, Bath 1871, 1876.

I was sent this data (unsourced – maybe researched at Bath Archives? not sure):

Pub Licensees: [ NB: “struck through” means that there was a line crossing out the entry ]

New Market Tavern New Market Row, St Peter & St Paul, Bath :
22/08/1871 Andrew William DILLON
Closed [ written in large letters across the page below Andrew’s name with no further entries ]
Owner’s Name
Matilda WHITTICK 18 Kingsmead Terrace [ struck through ]
Thomas CLACK Newmarket Row

Castle alehouse , Villa Fields, Bathwick :
22/08/1871 Andrew DILLON
07/04/1876 Tempy Authority Matilda WHITTICK
06/05/1876 Transfer Day Ditto
05/05/1877 Transfer Day George MEMBERY
21/09/1898 ( Do ) Henry Thomas OSBORNE
25/03/1897 Transfer Day Plans Produced – approved
1898 Rebuilt
Owner’s Name:
Grace the Duke of Cleveland of Naby Castle [ struck through]
Captn FORESTER Durham ( per ?? FARRELL Esq., Laura Place ) [ struck through ]
Licensed person who has a 999 years lease from Captn FORRESTER

Further info:

1870 Bath Directory
Andrew DILLON, Wheelchairman, ‘Castle Tavern’, 28 Villa Fields

02/04/1871 Bath Census Bathwick Sub District , ED No.7
38 Villa Fields

Andrew DILLON Head Marr 44 Publican & Wheelchairman b. Walcot, Bath
Matilda DILLON Wife Marr 42 Publican b. St James, Bath
Edgar DILLON Son 13 Do. Assistant b. St Michaels,Bath
William DILLON Son 6 Scholar b. Bathwick
Jane COOPER Serv Unm 15 General Servant b. St Lukes, London

Biography: At his son Andrew William’s marriage in 1874, Andrew, like his son, was a Licenced Victualler. Andrew senior was a Wheelchairman of 2 Vine Cottages by 1880, ie no longer at the pub.

5 New Market Row will be the address of the New Market Tavern:

07/04/1861 Bath Area Census
5 Newmarket Row, Bath [ Abbey 3 326 Fiche 1+ RG9/1686 ]

(s/be William) WHITTICK Head Marr 61 Innkeeper b. Bath
Matilda WHITTICK Wife Marri 52 Attendant? at ? b. Bath
Andrew DILLON G-son Unm 12 Scholar b. Bath
Fred K. STRINGER Serv 13 Tap Boy b. Bath
Mary Ann ?YNE? Serv Unm 23 General Servant b. Bath
John JONES Lodger Unm 26 Policeman ? b. Midsomer Norton
George JONES Lodger Marr 22 Servant b. Midsomer Norton

02/04/1871 Bath Census
5 Newmarket Row, Abbey SS Peter & Paul

Andrew DILLON Head 22 Licensed Victualler b. Bath
Annie STRIUGER* Cousin Unm 17 Barmaid b. Bristol, Glouc.
Paul CULSEY Boarder 24 General Domestic Servant b. Bath
* perhaps could read STRIUGER or STRINGER

1879 Electoral Registers – Bath :
4252 Andrew William DILLON 5 Newmarket Row house St. James ward

03/04/1881 Census : SS Peter & Paul, Bath
5 New Market Row:
[ FHL Film 1341586 PRO Reference RG11 Piece 2436 Folio 9 Page Number 12 ]

Andrew W. DILLON Head Marr 32 Licensed Victualler b. Bath
Harriet L. DILLON Wife Marr 27 b. Bath
Lilly L. DILLON Dau 05 Scholar b. Bath
Augustus W. DILLON Son 02 b. Bath
Ellen WHITE Servt Unm 27 Genl Servant b. Bath

Andrew William DILLON was living at Corn Street by 1884, so I assume he was gone from the pub by then.