Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Totterdown Hotel Wells Road

1871 – 77. Robert Gunning
1878 – 88. Alfred Butcher
1891 – 96. Isaac Benjamin Hall
1897. Joseph Toms
1899 – 1904. Thomas Curtis
1906. Harry E. Bailey
1909. Mrs. E. Bailey
1911 – 21. Mortimer Rowlinson
1928 – 31. Walter Vowles
1935. Frank Baker
1937 – 40. Reginald Smith
1940. C. L. Day
1944 – 56. Daniel Lyons

On the 13th February 1868, Bristol brewer Thomas Collier took the Totterdown Hotel on a seven year lease from Bristol builder William Cloutman, the annual rent was £45 payable quarterly.

Census 1871.

Robert A. Gunning 50, head married, beer house keeper, Somerset Frome
Elizabeth Gunning 47, wife married, Somerset Cranmore
John E. Gunning 18, son unmarried, cab owner & driver, Somerset Marston Bigott
Lucy J. Gunning 16, daughter unmarried, Glamorganshire Cardiff
Alice S. Gunning 11, daughter scholar. Bristol
Fanny White 17, servant unmarried, general domestic servant, Somerset Farnborough
William Baker 74, boarder widower, independent means, Somerset Banwell
Edward Pillinger 21, boarder unmarried, commercial clerk, Bristol

Census 1881.

Alfred J. Butcher 36, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Frome
Louisa Butcher 23, wife married, Australia
Gertrude Butcher 4, daughter, Bristol
Kate Butcher 2, daughter, Bristol
Georgie Butcher 1, son, Bristol
Alice Bullock 12, servant, Bristol
Joseph Edwards 19, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Wales

Census 1891.

Isaac Hall 38, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Mary Ann Hall 37, wife married, Bristol
Alice M. Hall 16, daughter scholar, Bristol
Albert Hall 15, son scholar, Bristol
Mabel Hall 11, daughter scholar, Bristol
Emma Hall 5, daughter scholar, Bristol
Elizabeth Parker 18, servant single, general domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1901.

Thomas Curtis 47, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Stapleton
Judith A. Curtis 54, wife married, Warwickshire Rugby
Alice L. Curtis 16, daughter single, South Australia Mount Barker
William C. Eley 17, stepson single, Worcestershire Dudley
Arthur Fletcher 21, servant single, barman, Gloucestershire Alderton

Census 1911.

Mortimer Rowlinson 60, boarder single, licensed victualler, Warwickshire Birmingham
Lilian Morris 37, wife married, no occupation, Yorkshire Sheffield
Elizabeth A. Robinson 51, servant widow, housemaid, Felton Winford