Some history of the Nelson Inn on Brearley Street at Hockley in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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The Nelson Inn was a fully licensed public-house located at No.79 [pre-street numbering changes of 1883-4] on the north side of Brearley Street West, about nine doors away from the junction of Well Street. After the street was re-numbered the address was No.299 Brearley Street.

Birmingham : Advertisement for an auction of the Nelson Inn at Brearley Street in Hockley in Birmingham [1858]

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More information on the Nelson Inn on Brearley Street to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Nelson Inn from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Nelson Inn. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.

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Licensees of the Nelson Inn

1858 - Benjamin Buxton
1859 - Georeg Sair
1868 - William Glover
1883 - Charles Meeke
1889 - Cornelius Garrett
1891 - J. Tipler
1891 - John Maxwell
1894 - Herbert G. Slaney
1905 - John Thomas Davis
1913 - Thomas Keaye
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"John Hancox, Unett Street, machinist, was summoned for refusing to quit the Nelson Inn, Brearley Street, and was fined 5s. and costs. The defendant in this case summoned Arthur Sanders, Brearley Street, for assaulting him. After Hancox had been ejected he was returning to the house again when Sanders, who was inside, took up a glass and threw it at him. The glass struck Hancox over the eye, and inflicted a serious wound, which had to be sewn up at the hospital Sanders was fined 20s. and costs. In the course of the case it transpired that the Nelson Inn belonged to Messrs. Everitt, brewers, that the licence was in the name of John Maxwell, a clerk of Messrs. Everitt's, but that the real manager of the house was Henry Ellis. It was pointed out by the Bench that this was a most unsatisfactory arrangement. There was really a middleman in charge of the house, but in the event of any offence against the Licensing Act by him the magistrates could not touch him. Inspector Beard said he would report the facts to the Chief Constable."
"An Unsatisfactory Arrangement"
Birmingham Daily Post : June 4th 1891 Page 8

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