This house was at No.17 Newfoundland Street up until the late 1870’s, and No.73 from
then on. Prior to Jane Payne the occupants were listed in directories as grocers
and tea dealers. Although this pub had no sign, it was known locally as the Beer
House. The tenancy of Norman Hole commenced on the 1st September 1950, the rent was
£45 per annum and the landlords were The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited. What
follows is a transcription of the schedule of fixtures and effects which was attached
to the tenancy agreement.
FRONT OF PREMISES. The stout panelled sign, with gold lettering
each side - Georges Beers and Stout, as fixed to wall on iron bracket and two iron
stay supports. The gold lettering on facia board - 73 Georges Beers 73.
and panelled screen as fitted with six 15½” x 10½” muranese panels forming partition
to Bottle & Jug Department. Patent “Briton” automatic door spring. panelled partition
dividing Bar with stout upright support to ceiling 5ft x 3ft 9”. Pewter drainer with
flashed sides, copper well and outlet and brass service tap. Two wood framed leaded
light muranese glazed panels lettered Georges Beers.
BEHIND BAR. Painted and panelled
counter fitted with mahogany top, 7 panels, 10 trusses, 2 swing doors and flap 21ft
3”. Stout back bar fitting with canopy top, long centre barrel stand and under bottle
shelving 21ft 3”.
SITTING ROOM. Skeleton recess cupboard with 2 shelves and 2 doors
with cupboard under with 2 doors 8ft 2” x 2ft 9”. Skeleton recess cupboard and door
3ft x 3ft.
KITCHEN. Skeleton dresser fitting with 4ft 2” wide centre shelf and 19ft
6” shelving over on iron and wood supports.
YARD. The formation of covering to part
of yard with corrugated asbestos roof on supports and uprights complete with guttering
and down pipe.
1st FLOOR Front Bedroom. Skeleton recess cupboard with 2 shelves, and
2 glazed doors and cupboard under with 2 doors. Skeleton recess cupboard fitted with
2 shelves and 2 doors and cupboard with 2 door under.
TOP FLOOR. Front Bedroom No.2. Skeleton
recess wardrobe with interior single coat hooks and door. Skeleton recess cupboard
with 3 shelves and door.
BACK BEDROOM. Skeleton recess cupboard with 2 shelves and
door. Skeleton recess cupboard cupboard fitted with 4 half doors.
ALL SANITARY, WATER
AND GAS INSTALLATION. No.35 Jeuness Stove. Ascot heater and stand. Electric lighting
BEER HOUSE Newfoundland Street
1816 - 33. William Parry 1839. William Lawrence 1844.
William Smith 1848. James Stokes 1853 - 56. James Gallop 1857 - 65. Robert James 1867
- 78. Joanna Whatley & Jane Payne 1879 to 1891. Jane Payne & Co. 1892 - 93. Henry Marsh 1896.
Amy George 1897. James Garmston 1901. Isabella Garmston 1906 - 11. Isabella Newton 1914.
Isabella Bishop 1925. Joseph Hall 1928 - 31. Joseph Thomson 1935 - 38. Ellen Ford 1944
- 50. Ellen O’Rourke 1950. Norman James Hole
CENSUS 1861. Robert James 37, head married, grocer, Somerset Minehead Jane James 33,
wife married, Somerset Treborough Elizabeth Maerate 10, visitor scholar, Somerset
Huishchampflower Maria Greenham 72, lodger widow, formerly school mistress, Bristol
1871. Joanna Whatley 46, head unmarried, grocer, Frampton Gloucestershire Jane Payne
41, lodger unmarried, grocer, Nibley Gloucestershire
CENSUS 1881. Jane Payne 52, head
unmarried, grocer, North Nibley Rose Ellis 21, niece unmarried, grocer's assistant,
Old Calton Norwich
CENSUS 1891. Jane Payne 59, head single, grocer, North Nibley Gloucestershire Margaret
M. Monteath ? 24, niece single, teacher Minnie Mears 20, servant single, servant,
CENSUS 1901. Isabella Garmston 36, head widow, beer retailer, Bristol Marion
Garmston 13, daughter, Bristol CENSUS 1911. Isabella Newton 46, widow, licensee of
beer house, St.Augustine Mable Parker 17, servant, Bristol