Henry John Lapham’s tenancy of
the Artizan Tavern commenced on the 27th July 1953, the rent was £40 per annum payable
quarterly, the landlord was 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 HOUSE. Electric light fitting with enclosed opel shade. Wood
sign worded “Artizan” etc.
LOBBY. Gauze framed panel to door worded “Smoke Room” etc.
top counter with return end, flap and door, fitted shelf under 12’ 6”. 4 - pull beer
engine, with chromium plated taps, black and plated handles, steel drip tray, and
plastic piping, unions and joints to cellar (excluding 12 ft length of P.V.C.
piping and fittings). Fixed window seat. Short fixed seat to wall by counter. Gas radiator
and fittings. Stained and grained bar fixture, fitted 4 short and 2 long shelves and
9 mirrors, 7’. Glazed washup with tap and zinc draining board. Range of 3 stained and
grained shelves, each 2’ 6”. Stained and grained shelf as fixed, 5’.
PASSAGE FROM BAR
TO SMOKE ROOM. Stained and grained fixture of 3 drawers and 3 cupboards under. 2 stained
and grained shelves as fixed each 5’ 7”.
SMOKE ROOM. 2 stained and grained shelves
as fixed on iron brackets each 4’ 3”. Power Point.
BACK STORES. Gas boiler “No.2 New
Adrian”. Galvanised bin.
PANTRY. Glazed washup with tap and wood draining board. 2 painted
shelves as fixed.
BATHROOM. Full size glazed bath. “Rowenco” gas geyser. China washbasin
and fitted tap. Glazed pan with wood seat.
LOUNGE. Power point.
DINING ROOM. Electric
point for wireless.
GENERALLY. The electric light installation to all lighting points,
power points and wireless point including all blocks and switches.
CENSUS 1871. John Wilkey 43 head married, beer house keeper Barnstaple Devon Periscilia
Wilkey 45, wife married, Bristol Emiline A. Wilkey 15, daughter, Bristol Clara Wilkey
13, daughter scholar, Bristol Albert Wilkey 6, son scholar, Bristol James John 3, son,
Bristol Thomas Wilkey 23, lodger unmarried, carpenter, Parkham Devon Edward Miller
23, lodger unmarried, engraver, Ilminster Somerset Emma Holder 20, lodger unmarried,
machinist, Owlpen Gloucestershire William Jenkins 18, lodger unmarried, sugar merchant's
CENSUS 1881. John Wilcox 36, head married, publican, Bristol Ellen
Wilcox 36, wife married, publican, Bristol Lilly Wilcox 7, daughter scholar, Newport
CENSUS 1891. Francis J. Tripp 31, head married, artist and publican,
Edgware Middlesex Jessie Tripp 31, wife married, Exeter Randolph F. Tripp 2, son, Bristol Jessie
M. Jones 11, servant, domestic servant, Bristol
CENSUS 1901. John W. Davis 39, head
married, publican, St.James' Bristol Jemima Davis 41, wife married, Monkton Combe
near Bath Arthur W. Davis 12, son, Stapleton Road Bristol
CENSUS 1911. John William
Davis 49, head married, beer retailer, St.James' Bristol Jemima Davis 50, wife married,
assisting in the business, Monkton Combe near Bath Arthur Willoughby Davis 22, son
single, assisting in the business, Bristol