Doncaster Pubs in 1856

This exhaustive list of public houses in Doncaster Town centre is taken from Charles William Hatfield’s – Historical Notices of Doncaster. The format of each line goes Owners – Occupiers – Name of House. The pub names and street address are in bold type.

High Street

Harrison’s Trustees and Edward Nicholson – James Andrew Brown – The Ram

Hall Gate

F. W. Fisher – George & Lydia Swales – Rein Deer

Robert East – Robert East – White Bear

Bennitthorpe

Hannah Ariel – John Pears – Rockingham Arms

William Broughton – William Dickinson – Doncaster Arms

South Parade

George Gamwell – George Gamwell – The Salutation

French-Gate

George Laurence Shackles – Thomas & Mary Ann Pye – The Royal Hotel

Robert Johnson’s Trustees – Edward Eland – White Hart

John Brabiner – John Brabiner – Bay Horse

Broughton Boston – Joseph Goulthorpe – Mail Coach

Corporation of Doncaster – William Wray – Brown Cow

George Harrison (Leased from Corporation) – Thomas Draper – Volunteer

F. W. Fisher – Joshua Watts – Royal Lancer

Richard Lambert Pilley – Richard Lambert Pilley – Black Boy

John Pigott – Benjamin Bloomer – White Swan

Mrs Drake – Thomas Morton – Duke of York

George Bunning – John Welborn – Green Dragon

Marshgate

River Dun Company & John Elwess – George Roodhouse – River Tavern

Samuel Lewis – Samuel Lewis – George the 4th

Snowden Smirthwaite – Mrs Swann – Labour in Vain

George Simpson – Harriett Booth – The Sloop

Corporation of Doncaster – William Smith – Robin Hood

Samuel Spurr – Samuel Spurr – The Falcon

Baxter Gate

Mr Williams – Mary Wright – Bluebell

St. George Gate

George Bunning – William Judson Wray – White Lion

Joshua Beetham – Joshua Beetham – George & Dragon

Market Place

Mrs Challenger – Charles Buckley – Little Red Lion

William Thompson – William Thompson – Black Bull

Mr Parkinson – Thomas Rich – Masons Arms

Corporation of Doncaster – Mrs Johnston – Lord Nelson

Corporation of Doncaster – Joseph Machin Axe – Plough Inn

Fisher Gate

John Rickard’s Trust – Charles Blackburn – Grey Hound

Tithe Owners & Corporation – Thomas Bullas – White Horse

Church Street

Thomas Webb – George Taylor – Crown & Cushion

Mrs Walker – Stephen Taylor – Crown & Anchor

George Senior – Elizabeth Dale – The Ship

St. Leger Place

C. D. Lockwood – James Winkup – The Stag

Holmes

Mrs Parkinson – Thomas Scales – Cheshire Cheese

Magdalenes

George Boothman – Richard & Sarah Clemets – The Dolphin

Ann Auckland – Ann Auckland – Red Lion

Robert Hoyland – Laurence & Ann Smith – Wellington

Scot Lane

F. Ogley (Leased from Doncaster Corporation) – John Higgins – Coach and Horses

New Street

Ann Hall – Ann Hall – Old George

Edward Nicholson – Edmund Francis – Woolpack

Mrs Stead – Henry Johnson – Black Swan

East Laith Gate

W. H. Forman – James Saxelby – Horse and Groom

Miss Walker (of Warmsworth) – John Wilburn – King’s Head

Campions Trust and Thomas Harrison – Thomas Duckitt – Britannia

Silver Street

Mrs Brown – Joseph Thompson – Young Union

R. M. Woodward – James Sadler – St. Leger Tavern

Wood Street

Richard Wood – Henry Pettitt – Wood Street Hotel

Cleveland Street

Arthur J. Smith – William Theobald – Golden Lion

Samuel Johnson – John Cole – Saracens Head

Printing Office Street

Mrs Tattershall – Sarah Smith – Royal Oak

St. Sepulchre Gate Within

Mr Robinson – William & Mary Bennett – Three Legs of Man

John Hewitt – John Abdy – King’s Arms

John Elwiss – John Elwiss – Elephant

Burgin’s Trustees – Sarah Hudson – Nag’s Head

St. Sepulchre Gate Without

Messrs Taylor – John Simpson – Spotted Cow

Charles Crowcroft – John North – Shakespeare Head

George Egley – George Egley – Horse and Jockey

Jane Cofield – Jane Cofield – Good Woman

Mrs Godfrey – Mrs Godfrey – Bulls Head

West Laith Gate

G. Senior, in trust for his niece – Hannah Moorhouse – The Leopard

Spring Gardens

A. Joseph Smith – William Wood – Golden Ball

St Thomas Street

Jonathan Cooke – Mr Milner – St. Thomas Tavern

St. James Street

Henry Moorhouse – Andrew Cockin – The Star

Cooke & Co. – William King – Turf Tavern

Camden Street

John Newton Mappin – William Cooke – Thatched House

Below is a list of the Public Houses in the out-lying villages as of 1868. This time the format goes, Township – Inn Keeper – House Name.

Adwick – le – Street – William Crowcroft – Forresters Arms

Adwick – on – Dearn – Richard Adams – Manvers Arms

Armthorpe – Francis Singleton – Horse and Groom

Armthorpe – Thomas Slater – Plough

Austerfield – Thomas Westran – White Hart

Barnburgh – Septimus Hopkinson – New Inn

Barnburgh – George Wordsworth – Coach and Horses

Barnburgh – George Hargreaves – Crown

Barnby Dun – John Wrigley – Star

Barnby Dun – George Pearson – White Hart

Barnby Dun – William Taylor – Old Star

Bawtry – James Cuckson – Granby

Bawtry – John Parkinson – Crown

Bawtry – Elizabeth Garner – Bull

Bawtry – Frances Moate – White Hart

Bawtry – Robert John Wagstaff – Black Head

Bawtry – Elizabeth Tinker – Ship

Bawtry – W. Taylor Hewitt – Angel Inn

Bawtry – John Wilson – Blue Bell

Bentley-with-Arksey – Thomas Clayton – Sun

Bentley-with-Arksey – Cook Jackson – Bay Horse

Bentley-with-Arksey – Jane Trout – Plough

Bentley-with-Arksey – John Jackson – Three Horse Shoes

Blaxton – William Wilson – Blue Bell

Bolton-on-Dearne – Thomas Pepper – Angel

Bolton-on-Dearne – Thomas Lockwood – Horse and Groom

Bolton-on-Dearne – Joshua White – Cross Daggers

Braithwell – George Kaye – Red Lion

Braithwell – Ann Mason – Butchers Arms

Braithwell – Alice Marshall – Plough

Balby – Richard Hickson – Swan

Balby – John Joy – Plough

Clayton – Robert White – Bay Horse

Conisbrough – Thomas Hugue – Red Lion

Conisbrough – Henry Truelove – Star

Conisbrough – John Jackson – Fox

Conisbrough – Benjamin Houldsworth – Railway Inn

Conisbrough – John Noden – Hill Top Inn

Conisbrough – David Ainsworth – Eagle and Child

Conisbrough – William Crosby – Railway Station Hotel

Fishlake – Richard Potter – Hare and Hounds

Fishlake – William Waite – Anchor

Hampole – George Ledger – Hampole Inn

Hatfield – George Slingsby – Blue Bell

Hatfield – William Hepworth – Green Tree

Hatfield – William Appleyard – Ingram’s Arms

Hatfield – John Stephenson – Black Bull

Hatfield – James Birdsall – Bay Horse

Hatfield – George Brooks – Robin Hood

Hatfield – Susannah Wilburn – Bull

Hooton Pagnell – Joseph Oliver – Falcon

Mexbrough – Thomas Shult – Commercial

Mexbrough – George Crosby – Montagu Arms

Mexbrough – Thomas Scholey – George and Dragon

Mexbrough – Sarah Birks – Mason’s Arms

Mexbrough – George Wilson – Red Lion

Mexbrough – George Bisby – Ferry Boat

Mexbrough – William Allen – South Yorkshire Hotel

Nutwell (Cantley) – Dennis Pearson – Three Horse Shoes

Stainforth – William Parish – New Inn

Stainforth – William Shirtcliffe – Station Inn

Stainforth – William Hartley – Fox Inn

Stainforth – John Harrison – Black Swan

Stainton – Thomas Beighton – Three Tuns

Sykehouse – Richard Downing – Old George

Sykehouse – Henry Jubb – Three Horse Shoes

Thorne – Richard Wilson – Canal Tavern

Thorne – John Acaster – White Hart

Thorne – Edward Temperton – Red Bear

Thorne – Charles Foulston – Blue Boar

Thorne – Thomas Wade Hinchcliffe – John Bull

Thorne – Catherine Thew – Ship

Thorne – John Chester – Black Head

Thorne – John Weldrake – Rising Sun

Thorne – George Addy – Windmill

Thorne – William Hinchcliffe – Greyhound

Thorne – Richard Mortimer – Green Dragon

Thorne – Hannah Maskill – Red Lion

Thorne – Henry Sanderson – Royal Oak

Thurnscoe – George Bateman – Butchers Arms

Tickhill – George Staniland – Red Lion

Tickhill – Henry Hancock – Carpenter’s Arms

Tickhill – William Wilson – Scarbrough Arms

Tickhill – George Elliott – Millstone

Tickhill – William Turnell – Three Crowns

Tickhill – Thoams Willgoose – Tarrare

Wadworth – John Clark – Fox and Hounds

Wadworth – James Travis – White Hart

Warmsworth – George Guest – Barrel

You may notice that some of the villages that we know to have a public house today are not mentioned here. This is either because they didn’t have a pub in 1868 or they did, but never renewed their license for whatever reason.

“On Saturday 15th August 1868, 2 poor thirsty souls without, money or scrip (like an I.O.U), had wandered far, and, almost exhausted from thirst, were glad to drink of the stagnant waters in the green lane near Sprotbrough. They were on tramp from Mexbrough to Doncaster, and nigh distracted, they were ready to lay down and die!”

They wouldn’t have that problem today as, they would have had the opportunity to get water from at least 4 pubs to my knowledge.

By this time, High Melton, Hickleton, Sprotbrough, Pickburn, Brodsworth, and Cadeby had all put away their village hostelries.

6 responses to “Doncaster Pubs in 1856

  1. Wi believe one as been missed the windmill in Bentinck street Hyde park

  2. Would like to know if there was ever a pub called “The Two Robins” in or around Doncaster from the 1800 onwards

  3. I believe my great great grandfather was the landlord of the Angel Inn in Bawtry in 1861. His name was George Ellis. Can I find any more information anywhere ?

  4. I found this site interesting as I have discovered through ancestry research that both my maternal and paternal great grandfathers were victuallers at the Royal Oak and the Good Woman Inns. I’ve not found a lot of information about either of these Inns, but believe now that they did indeed exist.

  5. I have traced my family tree back to the George Slingsby who was the landlord of the Bluebell at Hatfield

  6. Fantastic read, amazing how many public houses there were in Doncaster town centre and how many of them have vanished without trace. To be fair though there are probably as many watering holes in Doncaster as there were then, some things never change .

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