Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Colston Arms Providence Place
The Colston Arms was demolished in October 1961.

Reece Winstone Archive

1775. Evan Williams
1792. John Cox
1837 – 40. James Parker
1841 to 1887. Henry Parker
1888 to 1902. Charles Robert Parker
1903. Frederick Bishop
1904 to 1908. William Hamlyn
1909 – 21. Thomas Horner
1925 – 44. Edwin Nathaniel Watkins
1950 – 53. Frederick Prideaux
1956. Gladys M. Robins

Information on William Hamlyn was kindly provided by Fred Boulton.
In 1934 Edwin Watkins’ rent for the Colston Arms with shop adjoining and two cottages in Whitehouse Lane was £50 per annum, this was reduced on the 21st December 1938 to £40, this being £32 for the pub and £8 for the shop, so presumably the two cottages were no longer included in the lease. The landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited

Census 1841.

Henry Parker 24, born in county
Mary Parker 24, born in county
James Parker 4, born in county
Amelia Parker 1, born in county
Jane Pinker 50, servant, born in county

Census 1851.

Henry Parker 34, head married, cooper, Somersetshire
Mary Ann Parker 34, wife married, dressmaker, Somersetshire
James Parker 14, son scholar, Somersetshire
Amelia Parker 11, daughter scholar, Somersetshire
Charles Parker 3, son scholar, Somersetshire
Edward Parker 1, son, scholar, Somersetshire

Census 1861.

Henry Parker 44, head married, publican & journeyman cooper, Bedminster
Mary Parker 43, wife married, Bristol
Charles Parker 13, son scholar, Bristol
Edward Parker 11, son scholar, Bristol
Alice Parker 3, daughter, Bristol
Ada Parker 3, daughter, Bristol
Henry Wright 25, son in law married, journeyman shoemaker, Dorsetshire Chard
Amelia Wright 21, wife married, dressmaker, Bristol

Census 1871.

Henry Parker 56, head married, cellarman, Bedminster
Charles Parker 23, son married, brass finisher, Bedminster
Adelaide Parker 21, wife married, Redcliffe Parish Bristol
Alice Parker 13, daughter scholar, Bedminster
Matilda Gore 19, servant unmarried, general servant, St.Philip’s Bristol

Census 1881.

Henry Parker 64, head widower, publican, Bedminster Bristol
Alice Parker 23, daughter unmarried, Bedminster Bristol
Sarah Stooke 29, unmarried, dressmaker, Bedminster Bristol

Census 1891.

Charles Parker 43, head married, beer retailer, Bristol Bedminster
Sarah Parker 39, wife married, Bristol Bedminster
Henry H. C. Parker 2, son, Bristol Bedminster
Amelia M. Parker 11 months, daughter, Bristol Bedminster
Edward C. Parker 11 months, son, Bristol Bedminster
Henry Parker 10, nephew scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Harriett Parker 15, domestic servant, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1901.

Charles Robert Parker 53, head married, brass founder, Bristol Bedminster
Sarah Parker 49, wife married, Bristol Bedminster
Henry Charles R. Parker 12, son, Bristol Bedminster
Amelia Mary Parker 10, daughter, Bristol Bedminster
Edward Stooke Parker 9, son, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1911.

Thomas A. Horner 35, head married, licensed victualler, Brentford Middlesex
Mary Ann Horner 33, wife married, assisting in this business, Bristol Somerset
Thomas G. Horner 9, son school, Bristol Somerset
Patricia Horner 7, daughter school, Bristol Somerset
Winifred Horner 5, daughter school, Bristol Somerset
Cecilia Horner 3, daughter, Bristol Somerset
John Horner under 3 months, son, Bristol Somerset
Benjamin Wassall 36, boarder married, plasterer in building trade, Shrewsbury