Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Black Boy Inn Whiteladies Road

1792. Martha Grame
1794 – 1800. Thomas Haddock
1816. Martha Haddock
1820 – 28. William Manfield jun.
1830 – 56. George Cottle
1858. Mary Ann Cottle
1859 – 61. Robert Cottle
1863 – 74. William Tucker

Postcard, Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

Pictured here in 1850, the Black Boy Inn was demolished in 1874, the pub gave the area its popular (but not official) name of Blackboy Hill. A few years ago the nearby Elephant and Castle public house had its name changed to the Blackboy Inn. The house behind with three upper storey windows is the Coach & Horses in Highland Square, and the small gabled building at the right of this picture was later a pub named the Retreat.

Census 1841.

George Cottle 45, publican, born in county
Mary A. Cottle 30, born in county
Robert Granger 11, born in county
William Spray 20, servant, born in county
Jemmima Jones 20, servant, born in county

Census 1851.

George Cottle 58, Inn Keeper Bristol, Westbury
Mary Cottle 40, Bristol St. Philip Jacob
Henry Cottle, Visitor 34, Royal Marines Gosport, Bristol Temple
Caroline Cottle, Wife 26, Portsmouth
Thomas Griffin, Servant 24 Bristol, Westbury
Ann Phillips, Servant 18 Berkeley

Census 1861.

Robert Cottle 30, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Emelia Cottle 40, wife married, Bristol
Richard Williams 30, servant unmarried, waiter, Bristol
Julia Hooker 30, servant unmarried, house servant, Somerset
Charles Raines 21, lodger unmarried, gardener, Abbot’s Leigh Somerset

Census 1871.

William Tucker 47, head widower, licensed victualler, Wiltshire Norton Bavant
Clara Tucker 11, daughter, Somerset Bath
Alice Tucker 10, daughter, Somerset Bath
Mary A. Banfield 36, boarder widow, housekeeper, Gloucestershire Bristol
Ann Burnham 30, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Devon Lynton