History of the Throckmorton Arms at Mustow Green 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.


Throckmorton Arms
Throckmorton Arms

Some History of this Pub
This pub was named in honour of Dame Mary Throckmorton who was the Lady of the Manor of neighbouring Chaddesley for 26 years between 1696 and 1722. Surviving her husband, the third Throckmorton baronet, she owned Harvington Hall. However, the family seat of the Throckmortons was at Coughton Court near Alcester. With no need for the moated manor house at Harvington, the house fell into some decay. Worse was to follow...... during the 19th century the Throckmortons raped Harvington Hall and the furniture, panelling and even the staircase can now all be found at Coughton.

The Throckmorton Arms was located at Mustow Green. Originally called Muster, this place name is thought to derive from the fact that troops were once mustered on the village green during the English Civil War.

Crossroads at Mustow Green [c.1907]

The above image shows the crossroads at Mustow Green in a photograph dating from around 1907. The Throckmorton Arms had ceased to trade by this time but one cannot help but wonder if the cottage on the corner of the road junction is the former public house.

The photographer was stood on the road to Bromsgrove and Chaddesley Corbett and the finger post points right to Hagley and Stourbridge. The cottage on the corner still stands; it is now located in a cul-de-sac as the crossroads junction has long since been converted into a large roundabout. Today, the cottage is called Throckmorton House. I have knocked on the door twice when in the area to see if the owners know anything about the history of the building but, unfortunately, on each occasion there was nobody at home. It is possible that this was the former Throckmorton Arms.

In 1861 the pub was kept by 38 year-old London-born William Griffiths and his wife Ann Maria. She was born in Stourbridge in 1830. A former straw bonnet maker, she was the daughter of Darlaston-born iron works engineer Samuel Partridge.

Chaddesley-born William and Mary Horne kept the Throckmorton Arms for a brief spell before being appointed tenants of The Swan at Chaddesley Corbett in 1873. This pub seems to disappear from trade directories at this time so may have closed down in the early 1870's.
Copyright. Posted on 20th May 2012
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Licensees of this Pub
1850 - John Rodgers
1861 - William Griffiths
1871 - William Horne

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