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Public Houses, Inns & Hotels of Heath & Reach

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Axe & Compass
 

Location: Leighton Road


The Axe & Compass, Heath & Reach
The Axe & Compass, Heath & Reach

Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1861
1869
1871
1877
1890
1898
1901
1903
1910
1914
1936
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Census
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Charles Major
C. Major
Charles Major
Charles Major
Charles Major (Axe and Crown)
Lewis Joseph Smith
George E. Moore
Herbert Percy Olver
Alfred Walter Pailthorpe
Charles Henry May
Walter Hounslow
 
Cock Hotel
 
Location: Woburn Road
History: The hotel was orginally run by Thomas Reeve as the Cock beer shop. Until more recent years it had been known as the Cock Horse, but has now changed back to the Cock.

The Cock Hotel, Heath & Reach
The Cock Hotel, Heath & Reach

Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1864
1869
1877
1898
1903
1910
1914
1936
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
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Kelly's Directory
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Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve, Snr. (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Thomas Reeve (Beer Retailer)
Frederick A Corke (Beer Retailer) ?
 
Duke's Head
 

Location: Leighton Road


The Duke's Head, Heath & Reach
The Duke's Head, Heath & Reach

Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1850
1861
1864
1869
1871
1877
1890
1898
1903
1910
1914
1936
Slater's Directory
Census
Post Office Directory
Post Office Directory
Census
Post Office Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Will Tompkins
T. Dancer
T. Dancer
T. Dancer
Thomas Dancer
T. Dancer
James Duncombe
William Vurney
John George Botterill
John George Botterill
Richard Botterill
Arthur William Brook
 
Flying Fox
 

Flying Fox, Heath & ReachLocation: Watling Street
History: The pub was previously known as the Fox & Hounds, but was renamed in the late 1990s as the Flying Fox, when it was refurbished and a thatched extension added.

 
Peacock
 

Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1847
1850
1861
1864
Post Office Directory
Slater's Directory
Census
Post Office Directory
Thomas Powell
Joseph Powell
J. Powell
J. Powell
 
Red Lion
 

Location: Woburn Road
History: The pub was mentioned in documents in 1780, when William Bates was the victualler. This pub was later rebuilt as shown in the first photo below. In approximately 2003 the pub finally closed and has been subsequently altered as part of a housing development called Red Lion Court. In the development the interior of the building was entirely rebuilt and extensions added to both ends of the building (see the second photo below)


The Red Lion, Heath & Reach
The former Red Lion, Heath & Reach

Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1847
1850
1864
1869
1871
1877
1890
1898
1901
1903
1910
1914
1936
Post Office Directory
Slater's Directory
Post Office Directory
Post Office Directory
Census
Post office Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Census
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Robert Belgrove
Robert Belgrove
R. Belgrove
R. Belgrove
Robert Belgrove
Thomas Belgrove
Thomas Belgrove
Thomas Robert Belgrove
Thomas Belgrove
Thomas Robert Belgrove
John Palmer
Frederick Stone
Frederick Stone
 
Star
 

The Star, Leighton BuzzardLocation: Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard. This has been listed in Heath & Reach as before boundary changes in the 1900s this pub was actually in Heath & Reach
History: First appears as a public house at the beginning of the19th Century, and was known as The Star and Garter, however shortly after it was renamed The Star.


Occupiers
Year Source of Data Person
1847
1850
1861
1869
1871
1877
1890
1898
1901
1903
1910
1914
1936
Post Office Directory
Slater's Directory
Census
Post Office Directory
Census
Post Office Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Census
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
Kelly's Directory
John Tompkins
Thomas Hickson
Thomas Hickson
G. Page
Thomas Anstee
Thomas Anstey
Edmund Whitehead
Henry Paxton
George Eisele
George Eisele
George Eisele
George Eisele
Thomas H Collyer