Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Cross Keys Fishponds Road

1851 – 53. Thomas Nash
1856 – 65. Sarah Nash
1870 – 1901. Charles Nash
1901 – 04. Henry Nash
1906. Tom Williams
1909 – 31. Frederick Gowen
1933 – 44. Albert Dowler
1950 – 53. Winifred Collett
1956. Dorothy Bezer

The tenancy of Albert Dowler commenced on the 14th November 1933, the rent was £70 per annum and the landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited. The pub’s rather ornate frontage dates from 1891.

Census 1851.

Thomas Nash 66, head married, beer retailer, Gloucestershire St.George
Sarah Nash 62, wife married, Gloucestershire Siston
Nancy Stone 60, visitor married, Gloucestershire Siston
Sarah Nash 9, granddaughter, Gloucestershire Stapleton

Census 1861.

Sarah Nash 72, head widow, beer retailer, Siston Gloucestershire
Ann Stone 67, visitor widow, Siston Gloucestershire
William Harding 50, visitor unmarried, gardener, Stapleton Gloucestershire

Census 1871.

Charles Nash 33, head married, tin plate worker, Stapleton
Harriett Nash 29, wife married, beer retailer, St.George
Henry C. Nash 8, son, Stapleton
Arthur Nash 4, son, Stapleton
Emily K. Nash 1, daughter, Stapleton
Annie L. Nash 1 month, daughter, Stapleton

Census 1881.

Recorded on this census as the Golden Key
Charles Nash 44, head widower, beer retailer, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Henry C. Nash 18, son unmarried, plumber, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Arthur Nash 14, son, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Alfred W. Nash 12, son scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Emily Nash 11, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Annie L. Nash 10, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Ada E. Nash 9, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Edward J. Nash 6, son scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Gilbert Nash 4, son scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton

Census 1891.

Charles Nash 54, head widower, beer retailer, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Ada E, Nash 19, daughter single, assistant, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Edward Nash 16, son single, plumber’s assistant, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Gilbert Nash 15, son scholar, Gloucestershire Stapleton

Census 1901.

Henry C. Nash 39, head married, beer retailer, Bristol Fishponds
Ellen Nash 33, wife married, Somerset Frome

Census 1911.

Frederick Gowen 33, head married, beer retailer, Yate Gloucestershire
Ada Maud Gowen 33, wife married, assisting in business, Lawrence Hill Bristol
Lavinia Maud Mary Gowen 5, daughter school, Easton Bristol
Cecil Frederick Gowen 3 months, son, Fishponds Bristol
Eva Hepburn 19, cousin single, barmaid, Barton Hill Bristol