Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Castle & Plough Temple Gate

1847 – 67. Samuel Bissicks
1868 to 1871. Long & Bissicks
1871. Emma Long
1872 to 1885. William Patch
1886 to 1905. Frederick Joseph Bissicks
1906 – 09. Julia Ann Bissicks
1911 – 25. Mary Celia Bath
1928 – 31.Charles Lacey
1935 – 44. Thomas Veal
1950 – 53. Sarah Ann Veal
1956. Ronald T. Veal

On the corner with Clarence Road. this pub was demolished in the late 1950s for the second Bath Bridge which was opened in 1960.

Census 1851.

Samuel Bissicks 44, head married, engineer and beer seller, Somerset Timsbury
Martha Bissicks 43, wife married, landlady, Bristol
George Bissicks 16, son, engineer, Bristol
Emma Bissicks 15, daughter scholar, Bristol
Ann Light 16, servant, general servant, Somerset Chew Magna

Census 1861.

Samuel Bissicks 54, head widower, enginesmith, master employing 10 men & 2 boys, Somerset Timsbury
James Bissicks 24, son unmarried, brassfounder, Bristol Temple
Emma Bissicks 25, daughter unmarried, enginesmith’s daughter, Bristol Temple
Thomas Bissicks 20, son unmarried, clerk to enginesmith, Bristol Redcliff
Rosina Bissicks 16, daughter unmarried, enginesmith’s daughter, Bristol Redcliff
Caroline Feltham 16, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol Bedminster
Mary Jane Welsh 18, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol Temple

Census 1871.

Emma M. Long 36, head widow, licensed victualler, Somerset
Eliza Crooker 39, servant unmarried, barmaid, Somerset
Emma Higgins 17, servant unmarried, general servant, Merriott Somerset

Census 1881.

William E. Patch 46, head married, licensed victualler, Ilminster Somerset
Emma M. Patch 46, wife married, Bristol
Eliza Crooker 49, servant unmarried, barmaid, Bristol
Anna Sweeney 27, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Frederick J. Bissicks 60, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol Redcliff
Julia Bissicks 35, wife married, Glamorgan Cardiff
Emily Body 29, barmaid single, barmaid, Somerset Wrington
Florence Smith 17, servant single, general servant domestic, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1901.

Frederick J. Bissicks 70, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Julia A. Bissicks 47, wife married, Cardiff
Maud A. Beake 24, servant single, barmaid, Bristol

Census 1911.

Mary Celia Bath 50, wife married, licensee, St.Philip’s
Daisy Croden 28, daughter single, barmaid, Bedminster
Annie Croden 27, daughter single, hotel clerk, Easton