Three Mariners, Fore Street/The Green

The 1839 Tithe map lists the Three Mariners as “The Green” but the advert below (dated 1834) gives the address as Fore Street.  Looking at the Tithe map it’s possible that the Inn extended from The Green to Fore Street

The earliest record we have been able to find is in the Vestry Minutes of 1769.


30 Jan
Meeting at Half Moon that tells of Three Mariners pub leading Workhouse residents into great temptation. Quote below
Whereas it appears to the Parishioners and the same is confirmed by many years experience that the permitting a public house where the Sign of the Three Mariners has been lately kept leading into the Workhouse has been a great Temptation from time to time to the several Governors of the Workhouse and to the poor people who have been supported therein to spend their time & money in the said public house to the unspeakable injury and loss of the parish. It is therefore ordered that no recommendation whatsoever for continuing the said Three Mariners as a public house or any application relating thereto be heard or encouraged but that the same house be from and after the next Licensing day absolutely discontinued from being any longer a public house, and that proper steps be taken in the meantime for procuring another tenant for the same if the present tenant should not think proper to continue therein without carrying on the public business of selling Ale.”
Vestry Minutes
1822Elizabeth SearlePigots
1830Elizabeth SearlePigots
1839Henry GoodhindRobsons
30th March 1839“Mary Goodhind kept the Three Mariners Cullompton, in August dined with Mrs Didham in the bar.  Blampin was there, Mrs D wanted to know of Blampin whether he would appoint a day; she proposed Sunday week and all parties present were requested to attend to what she said, and she put down three half crowns on the  table  for brandy and water all round. Blampin was drunk that night; had often seen Mrs D tipsy, generally took brandy and water, often raw spirits.  Other witnesses were called, two of whom swore they had seen the plaintiff drunk; a third however said he knew nothing against her character”.Exeter & Plymouth Gazette
1839 Tithe MapPlot 2271 – Mariners Inn and Garden, owned and occupied by Johanna Hole
1841 CensusJohanna Hole Innkeeper
Charlotte Hole 12
Ann Hole 9
Clara Hole 6
Walter Hole 18m
Ann Searle 48 Barmaid
Walter Searle 20 Waiter
1841-1882Title deeds Three Mariners InnDevon Records Office
1844Johanna Hole Pigots
1850John Bodley FrostWhites
Charles Ewens, 28, victualler, born Bridport in Dorset
Joanna, 42, wife, born Cullompton
Thomas, son, 5, scholar, born Cullompton
Ann Hole, daughter in law, 17, barmaid, born Cullompton
Walter, son-in-law, 10, scholar, born Cullompton
Robert Frost, 39, Brewer, servant, born Cullompton (deaf & dumb)
Note: Joanna Hole has, by this time, married Charles Ewens
1842/3John Bodley FrostWhites
22 Jan 1862Exeter Court of Bankruptcy
Re C B Ewens fellmonger and innkeeper of Cullompton. This was a meeting for the bankrupt’s last examination and discharge…..The bankrupt’s wife has a separate interest in the Three Mariners, Cullompton, and the business of an innkeeper is carried on by her in that house … The bankrupt’s wife was a widow when married to the bankrupt , and had a little property which included the inn.
Exeter Flying Post

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette: 22 January 1862