Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Waverley Vaults Lawrence Hill
Previously known as the South Wales Railway Inn and the Lawrence Hill Wine & Spirit Vaults, the Waverley was demolished in the early 1960s for the Lawrence Hill roundabout scheme. Between 1888 and 1892 the premises were not licensed, and in 1891 the census shows two families living at this address.

South Wales Railway Inn
1864 – 66. C. Welsh
1867 to 1868. John Jones
1869. R. Andrews
1871 – 83. Thomas Jones
1885 – 86. Robert Stone
1887. James Harding

Lawrence Hill Wine & Spirit Vaults
1888. Sarah Atkinson

Waverley Spirit Vaults
1892 – 94. Levi Wood
1896. Ellen Parkes
1897. Frederick Furse
1899. Frederick Holmes
1901 – 06. Robert Stone
1909 – 11. Walter Henry Jay
1914. John Chorley
1917. Mary Jane Harris
1921. William Thorne
1925. Joel Tatchell
1928. Charles Martin
1931 – 35. Alex Biggs
1937. Louisa Rawlings
1938 – 53. Elizabeth Gibbens
1960. Archie W. Gibbens

Census 1871.

Thomas Jones 31, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Elizabeth Burten Jones 34, wife married, Bristol
Herbert Samuel Jones 9, son, Bristol
Wallace Fred Jones 8, son, Bristol
Mary Kate Jones 6, daughter, Bristol
Lilly Craymer Jones 4, daughter, Bristol
Emma Eva Jones 1½, daughter, Bristol
John Ernest Jones 6 months, son, Bristol
Emma Craymer 56, mother in law widow, Bristol
Esmond Craymer 17, sister in law unmarried, St.George Gloucestershire
Selina Tucker 23, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Bristol
Sarah Stone 19, nurse & boarder unmarried, nurse maid, Ringwood Bitton
James Taylor 56, lodger married, coal merchant, Lancashire

Census 1881.

Thomas Jones 41, head married, brewer & victualler, Bristol
Elizabeth Burten Jones 44, wife married, Bristol
Robert Samuel Jones 19, son unmarried, apprentice ironmonger, Bristol
Thomas W. H. Jones 18, son unmarried, apprentice pork butcher, Bristol
Mary Kate Jones 16, daughter unmarried, bar hand, Bristol
Milly Craymer Jones 14, daughter scholar, Bristol
Emma Eva Jones 11, daughter scholar, Bristol
John Ernest Jones 10, son scholar, Bristol
Edith Mabel Jones 9, daughter scholar, Bristol
Walter P. Jones 8, son scholar, Bristol
Charles M. Jones 6, son scholar, Bristol
Minnie Louise Jones 4, daughter scholar, Bristol
Emma Mary Craymer 26, sister in law unmarried, assists in bar, Bristol
Sarah Ann Holly 32, servant, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1901.

Robert Stone 48, head married, inn keeper and farrier, Buckland St.Mary Somerset
Flora B. Stone 41, wife married, Buckland St.Mary Somerset
Harry J. Stone 20, son single, butcher’s assistant, Buckland St.Mary Somerset
Pamella E. Stone 14, daughter, Buckland St.Mary Somerset
Harold L. Stone 4, son, Exeter Devonshire
Violett M. Stone 2, daughter, Exeter Devonshire
William E. Stone 11, son, Buckland St.Mary Somerset

Census 1911.

Walter Henry Jay 52, head married, publican, Bristol
Jane Jay 60, wife married, assists in business, Bristol
Rose Jay 19, daughter single, cardboard box maker, Bristol
Florence Stephens 11, granddaughter, school, Bristol