The mystery 'White Hart Inn' : Beerhouse / Ale House
By Bill Exley
The White Hart Beerhouse :
22/05/2012 - There has been some speculation from local feedback, as to the existance of a 9th Pub in Blunham
and upon further investigation , I found a White Hart Inn,
( Beerhouse ? ) - that was
somewhere in Blunham c1737
, to date the excact location remains a mystery.The tenants were a William Astell
and son Richard,
as mentioned in the Luton & Bedford archives (Ref - PM2846) .
Also see my refs - The Wheatsheaf
- or my ref 12 in Misc & Mash -
for / Alehouse / Beerhouse origin.
The old White Hart Pub
: in nearby Gt. Barford,
is just a mile away and also researched, but no match on names was found here. Thirsty workers 'could' have done a mile walk, or Pony & Trap, also some Blunham fields nearly reach the river Gt. Ouse at Gt. Barford and their old White Hart site.
It would have been a short walk over the bridge for a quick drink at The Anchor,
or just around the corner , The White Hart
pub. rather than returning right back to the Blunham Pubs, around the square and the High St. . - (Just a Mr. Blex Hypothesis) - There was no match of names from information seen for both White Hart pubs.. -/ - Also there is no mention of a White Hart Inn
within the report by a Mr Swaffield in my Wheatsheaf
The White Hart Inn
: of Blunham ?
see the Ref - https://bedsarchives.bedford.gov.uk/CommunityHistories/Blunham
- it is on record but where
in Blunham ? (c1737) - Select
- 'Blunham Index of Pages'
and the Blunham Pubs / col, L.H.S. & Wt. Hart.
; via one of the following 'past' village characters , - Mr Rex Clarke, Len Sirkett or Mr Albert Sims (Father of Alan Sims)
Last revision made by Bill Exley on - / - 9th May 2022
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