Blunham Pubs : The Wheatsheaf

By Bill Exley

 

The Wheatsheaf - Beerhouse - in Park Lane

 

This small Beerhouse was a room adjacent to the main cottage, today now 10, Park Lane. - The lane itself was known as the 'Back Lane' by locals as shown in 1903 records, it leads down to a Wier and the quiet River Ivel, just 200 yds away. Here you will find a footbridge and a pleasant one and a half miles walk to Sandy market town. - The first Alehouse Lic. was granted in - 1832

The excact room itself is only an assumption on my part whilst compiling this article. I would think the main property would be taken over as the dwelling, the small annexe, as the drinking room / Beerhouse.

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RECORD OF LANDLORDS & TENANTS
 
   
Brewers - John & Joseph - Morris . - Later the sisters , Sussana, Sophia and Mary/Jane all join in, to form - Morris & Co Ltd - of Ampthill
c1800s
From earliest records, - 1st Alehouse Lic. granted - c1832
Wm Clarke, - (Also Sextant and Parish Clerk - Blunham) 1847-1899
Miss Selina Clarke 1899-1906
Brewers - still Morris & Co Ltd. - Ampthill  
Herbert Currant 1906-1911
The Blunham pop. is now at 603 being served by the 8 Pubs in - 1909
Alfred Lett 1911-1912
The small annexe / Beerhouse closes and now stays empty
28/12/1912
Now Number 10, The private house , tenants are -
Alfred and Gertrude Norman 1944-1946
Records scarce here bettween 1946- 60s
Reg and Daisy Peet, around the - 1950s
Maureen Belcham 1969- 1983
Mark and Christine Brazier 1984
   
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Last Revision on - 21st Mar / 2022 - by Bill Exley

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