History of The Crown Inn at Hoobrook in Stone in the county of Worcestershire. Research is augmented with photographs, details of licensees, stories of local folklore, census data, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Crown Inn
Crown Inn

Some History of this Pub
Although this is considered a Kidderminster pub, this building in Hoobrook used to be included in the parish of Stone.

Located next to a police station and on the other side of the Great Western Railway from the old paper mill, in 1881 the Crown Inn was kept by Walter and Mary Ann Whitehouse. The couple had previously lived in Hartlebury where Kinver-born Walter Whitehouse made a living as a market gardener. Indeed, he was recorded as both publican and farmer at the Crown Inn. He later concentrated on working the soil and he and his wife later moved to Aggboro Farm.

Former starcher John Ward and his wife Louisa were running the Crown Inn during the early 1890's. The couple had moved a short distance to the pub with two sons and three daughters. The Ward's later moved to Bridge Street in Stourport.

At the time of the 1901 census the Crown Inn was kept by former traveller Walter Dadford. His wife Emily was a Brummie. The couple had two sons and two daughters. Eldest son Richard worked as a mill hand.
Copyright. Posted on 20th May 2012
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Licensees of this Pub
1876 - John Timmis
1881 - Walter Whitehouse
1891 - John Ward
1892 - Henry Perks
1896 - Minnie Mary Cupit
1901 - Walter Dadford

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