Some history of the Barley Mow Inn
More information on the Barley Mow Inn at Ward End to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Barley Mow 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 Barley Mow. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
Licensees of this pub
1802 - Edward Mouseley
1810 - Joseph Lowe
1845 - Thomas Cooper
1850 - Thomas Luckman
1855 - Thomas Luckman
1883 - Mrs. Ann Barton
1891 - Frank Rooker
1893 - James Burton
1898 - Charles Reaney
1907 - Frederick Reaney
1910 - Thomas D. Bulluss
1915 - William Eastwood
1940 - Ernest Edward Pym
1945 - 1954 Francis Harry Tomlins
1954 - 1957 Isaac Henry Flavell
1957 - 1958 Thomas Gore
1958 - 1959 Ernest Howard Parker
1959 - 1968 Reginald Stanley Brown
1968 - 1974 Ronald Geoffrey Knowles
1974 - 1974 Dennis Harvey Johnson
1974 - 1979 James Denis Welch
1979 - 1981 Desmond Arthur Cafferty
1981 - 1984 Derek Francis
1984 - 1987 Malcolm Peter Halsall
1987 - 1988 John David Vincent
1988 - 1996 Pauline McGeever
1996 - 1998 John Michael Callaghan
1998 - Pauline Brown
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
This map extract from 1902 shows the location of the Barley Mow Inn at Ward End.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"A Time Team-style dig was launched outside a Birmingham pub - and the landlady made no bones about what she hoped would be
revealed. For Pauline Brown, who runs the historic Barley Mow in Ward End, claimed she had been told the ground could yield the remains of one of Richard III's knights.
The discovery of the infamous monarch"s own remains, buried beneath a Leicester car park, sparked a global frenzy. Condemned for centuries over the mysterious
disappearance of his two young nephews and rivals to the throne, Richard was slain at the Battle of Bosworth in Leicestershire in 1485. His final resting place was only
discovered last year. Construction company Seddon, in charge of the Ward End dig, denied any connection with Richard, saying it was a routine excavation ahead of a potential
housing development. But Pauline insisted experts at the site told her they were looking for the remains of one of his knights. "I was told they thought a knight of
Richard III died here on his way back to York from the Battle of Bosworth," she said. "It all started when an archaeologist phoned me and asked if they could dig
a few holes. I thought they meant a few tiny holes - the next thing there were JCBs all over the place." She added: "I always wanted to be an archaeologist,
so it's been really interesting for me. I would love them to find something really special here. A team started digging at the pub, which dates back 460 years, last
Monday. But there appeared to be a difference of opinion over the age of a clay cooking pot found at the site. Birmingham City Council planning archeologist Mike Hodden
said it was medieval but a Seddon spokesman said nothing from the late medieval period was found. Mr Hodden said: "These are very important archaeological remains
because they can tell us more about the history of Ward End and of Birmingham. They have finished the first stage of their investigation and the council will now look at
their report to see whether further work needs to be undertaken." A Seddon spokesman said: "Archaeologists have been carrying out an investigation of this
proposed development site at Ward End as part of the planning application process."
"Archaeologists Dig Outside Birmingham Pub In Search Of a Knight of Richard III"
By Katy Hallam in Birmingham Mail : July 14th 2014