London Inn, 39-41 Station Road

Located at what is now 39 & 41 Station Road it was converted into two houses in about 1912.  In 1903 there was an objection to the licence being renewed as the premises had changed hands three times since 1896 and there had been complaints of people loitering about there on Sunday mornings.

39 Station Road was the bar area and 41 was the bar and Inn entrance with tap room behind in yard with big black gates.  The house behind, now painted grey, was a place where ostlers lived and field behind that was horse field.  They were all joined with the passage so probable they may have been linked to 43,45,47,49

Station Road was original known as Low Street but the name was changed to Station Road as people didn’t like living in “Low” street.


1830Willian Northam Pigots
Tithe Map
Plot no. 2535 Owner Grace Sellwood
Tenant – William Burton
1844William BurtonPigots
1850Thomas IsaacWhites
1852-3Thomas IsaacSlaters
1878/9Sarah CookWhites
1881 CensusCharles M Bath, 52, papermaker
Sarah Bath,51
Bertha Bath, 25, Assistant at the Inn
Julia Bath, 23, School Mistress
Bessie Bath, 21, Pupil teacher
Dora Bath, 18, Pupil teacher
Edwin Bath, 16, Pupil teacher
1889Charles Mills BathKellys
Charles M Bath 62 Innkeeper
Sarah Bath 62
Dora Hurford 28 Daughter
Cecil Hurford 1 Grandson
Benjamin Tarshish 22 Lodger (Russian) Travelling Draper

Charles Mills BathKellys
7th September 1897Lester Archer, landlord of the London Inn, Cullompton, pleaded not guilty to allowing his dog to be on the highway improperly muzzled.
P.C. Tucker the constable concerned, said the dog had on a muzzle which was not according to regulation. The defendant produced the muzzle in question, a leather one, and said he has used the same for 8 months in another county, but had had no complaint.  The Bench pointed out that the Order distinctly stated that the muzzle must be a wire one.  Defendant would, therefore, have to pay the costs, 6s
Exeter & Plymouth Gazette
5th September 1899George Bishop landlord of the London Inn, Cullompton, was summoned for being drunk on his own premises on 22nd August. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 10s and 6s costsWestern Gazette
25th September 1900Licence transferred to William Henry Pyle
Henry Pile 36 Innkeeper
Lucy Pile 37
Edith Pile 10 daughter
William Sanders 30 Carpenter – boarder
1902William Henry PileKellys
1910W R HoleKellys
Mr Hole
January 1912Transfer of Licence from Robert Hole to Joseph Hoyle late of the New Inn, HalbertonWestern Times
27th August 1912A supplementary meeting of the Devon Licencing Committee was held at Exeter yesterday to consider claims of compensation in cases in which licences were not renewed on grounds of redundancy
London Inn, Cullompton alehouse
licensee: Joseph Hoyle,
owners: Heavitree Brewery Ltd
Mr W.H. Tarbet for the parties said the original claim was £1,177.16s.6d. At the last moment, however, it was found that the valuer’s figures were inaccurate with regard to the depreciation of trade figures.  They were given as £34.4s.6d but they were found to be £41.14s.6d and that made the claim now £1183.6s.6d.
Mr J Le Feaver, general secretary of the brewery said the average supply of beer to the house for the past three years was 109 barrels and of spirit 47 gallons. Bottled beer trade increased considerably during the past year.
Mr. A. Lucas, surveyor, Exeter, said the rate bopok showed that the property was rated at £15.00 gross.  That included a garden of about a quarter of an acre.  The prospective value as a cottage was £12 per year.
The Committee announced that they were prepared to accept the valuation of £800, including fixtures.
Mr Tarbet accepted the figure, and the tenant’s portion was fixed at £66
Western Times