Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Lamb Inn West Street

Postcard, Bristol’s Lost Pubs collection

1775. William Bartlett
1792 – 94. Mary Bartlett
1800. Anthony Harvey
1816 – 40. Zachariah Huggins
1841 – 44. Thomas Mountain
1848 – 51. Thomas Bennett
1851 – 55. Thomas Mountain
1858. Elizabeth Mountain
1860 – 72. Isaac Short
1873 – 79. Sarah Short
1881 – 82. Eliza Hember
1883. J. Grantley Smythe
1885 – 86. Joseph Bullock
1889. Ellen Mary Sheedy
1891 – 99. Mary Ann Davis
1900. John Lee
1901. Samuel Butt
1902. William Symes

Between Lawford Street and Gloucester Lane, established in 1651 the Lamb was a coaching inn with stables and a courtyard, no longer licensed by 1903 the building was demolished in the 20s to be replaced with shops, the yard and stables survived into the late 40s. The name above the door in this photograph is W. H. Symes, the Lamb’s last landlord. Zachariah Huggins was also a horse dealer and was licensed to let horses.

Census 1841.

Thomas Mountain 60, horse dealer, born in county
Elizabeth Mountain 45, born in county
Sarah Mountain 20, born in county
Sarah Palmer 20, independent, born in county
Emma Hughes 20, servant, born in county
Eliza Baker 20, servant, born in county
William Lewis 20, servant, not born in county
William Milsom 15, labourer, not born in county
Unknown 40
Cornelius Cole 20, independent, born in county

Census 1851.

Thomas Mounting (sic) 74, head married, horse dealer, St.George’s
Elizabeth Mounting 54, wife married, Bitton Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Marshal 18, niece unmarried, parlour maid, Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Mary A. Marshal 14, niece, barmaid, Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Mary Millinder 27, servant unmarried, cook, Litton Drew Gloucestershire
James Hillman 36, servant married, ostler, Black Ditch Gloucestershire
William Downing 25, servant unmarried, ostler, Wooton Under Edge Gloucestershire
George Hammond 25, lodger unmarried, iron moulder, Brierley Hill Staffordshire
Christopher Humphries 31, lodger married, iron moulder, Kingston Upon Hull Yorkshire
Benjamin Jackson 25, lodger unmarried, iron moulder, Chard Somerset
John W. Rolls 26, lodger unmarried, dealer, Glastonbury Somerset

Census 1861.

Isaac Short 47, head married, hotel keeper, Bristol Gloucestershire
Sarah Short 40, wife married, St.James’ Bath
Elizabeth J. Short 17, daughter unmarried, scholar, St.Philip & Jacob out
Frederick I. Short 9, son scholar, St.Philip & Jacob out
Elizabeth Mountain 64,mother in law widow, boarder, Bitton Gloucestershire
James Hillman 50, servant unmarried, ostler, Ledbury Gloucestershire
Emily Brake 20, servant unmarried, chamber maid, Taunton Somerset
Caroline Johns 25, servant unmarried, house maid, Newport Monmouthshire
John Skelton 60, visitor widower, commercial traveller, Worcestershire
Robert Hartland 36, visitor unmarried, timber merchant’s clerk, St.George’s Gloucestershire
John Oliver 21, lodger unmarried, lodger, Wooton Under Edge Gloucestershire

Census 1871.

Isaac Short 60, head married, innkeeper, Gloucestershire Bitton
Sarah Short 52, wife married, assistant in bar, Bath
Jane Short 26, daughter unmarried, assistant in bar, Bristol
Frederick Short 18, son unmarried, assistant in bar, Bristol
Hannah White 30, servant unmarried, barmaid, Blenavon Wales
Emma Pethron 30, servant unmarried, cook, Bristol
Susan Taylor 25, servant unmarried, waitress, Newnham
James Read 24, servant unmarried, ostler, Road Somerset
George Beulah 22, servant unmarried, waiter, Bristol
William Pool 13, boarder, errand boy, Bristol
Patrick Shean 18, lodger unmarried, cattle dealer, Ireland Bruff
William Bowen 35, lodger married, merchant’s foreman, Swansea

Census 1881.

Eliza Hember 39, head widow, licensed innkeeper, Somerset Ham Green
George L. Hember 17, son unmarried, stationer’s apprentice, Bristol
Alice L. Hember 15, daughter, Bristol
Edwin Hember 13, son scholar, Bristol
James Hember 11, son scholar, Bristol
John Cother 67, boarder married, accountant, Gloucestershire Standish
Harriet Virgo 23, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Gloucestershire Alveston
Emily Bordman 19, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Monmouthshire Newport

Census 1901.

Samuel J. Butt 51, head married, publican, Dorset Yetminster
Annie Butt 31, wife married, Wiltshire Salisbury
Elizabeth M. Butt 12, daughter, Dorset Stalbridge
Baby not named 4 weeks, daughter, Bristol