Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Paxton Arms Easton Road

1855 – 65. John Passmore
1866 to 1867. Hester Passmore
1868. John Fairchild
1869 – 79. Thomas Sweet
1881 – 85. Sidney Pobjoy
1886 to 1901. Thomas W. Moore
1901 – 11. Frederick Westlake
1913 – 17. Septimus Cosans
1921 – 31. David Porter
1935. William Llewellyn
1937 – 38. Frank Clark
1944. Albert Brown
1947 – 50. Thomas R. Scott
1953 – 56. Harry Dark

Joseph Paxton

Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

On the corner of Leadhouse Road, originally just the corner building the Paxton Arms extended in to the house next door sometime in the 1870s. Pictured here in 1953 the pub was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Lawrence Hill roundabout, St.Lawrence Church on Lawrence Hill can be seen in the distance, as can the Prospect Tavern on the corner of Fleet Street.

The Paxton Arms was named after Sir Joseph Paxton the famous architect and gardener (1803 – 1865) and designer of the Crystal Palace at the World’s Fair in London 1851.

Census 1861.

John Passmore 47, head married, brewer and licensed victualler, Devon West Buckland
Hester M. Passmore 37, wife married, Temple Combe Somerset
Emma Passmore 15, daughter, Bristol
William Henry Mortimer 30, visitor married, Bath Somerset
Elizabeth A. Mortimer 29, visitor married, Bath Somerset

Census 1871.

Thomas Sweet 49, head married, publican, Bristol
Gertrude Sweet 56, wife married, Kent
Emily Sweet 16, daughter unmarried, scholar, Bristol
William Sweet 12, son scholar, Bristol

Census 1881.
Paxton Place, Nos. 1 & 2 made into one house

Sidney Pobjoy 30, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Foxcote
Amelia Pobjoy 30, wife married, Bristol
Eliza Bubb 18, servant unmarried, general servant, Gloucestershire Alveston

Census 1891.

Tom W. Moore 30, head married, publican, Bridgwater Somerset
Ellen Moore 31, wife married, Denis Powys Glamorganshire
Alice K. Moore 1, daughter, Bristol
Dorothy Moore 1 month, daughter, Bristol
Alice Chapman 29, servant single, barmaid, Mark Somerset
Ann Mann 54, servant married, monthly nurse, Porlock Somerset
Clara R. Fletcher 17, servant single, domestic servant, Odd Down Gloucestershire

Census 1901.

Frederick Westlake 37, head single, publican, Keynsham Somerset
Robert Westlake 23, brother single, barman, Keynsham Somerset
Alice Woolard 42, housekeeper widow, housekeeper domestic, Wiltshire Marlborough

Census 1911.

Frederick Westlake 45, head single, publican, Keynsham Somereset
Alice Woollard 51, widow, house keeper, Marlborough Wiltshire