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Red Cow Inn, Exeter

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Close to Exeter St. David's Railway Station

1824 Resident is William Tarrant

1843 Resident is William Tarrant

1844 February. Business for sale.[1]

1844 June. Mr. W. Tarrant of the Red Cow Inn announces an extension 'a Commodious Gallery at which parties may have an excellent view of the trains arriving at, and departing the station'[2]

1851 Resident was Ellen Gaylor (age 26 born Exeter), Innkeeper and widow. With her sister Mary Badcock.[3]

1853 To let that old established house, the Red Cow Inn. Apply to Mr. W. Tarrant, Drake's Cottage, Exminster.[4]

1865 Sold by auction for £1,010 by the executors of the late Mr. Tarrant. 'The premises comprise a frontage of 66 feet, with a depth of 96 feet, and they consist of a Bar, Bar Parlour, Dining-room, Tap-room, two Sitting-rooms, four Bed-rooms, and Kitchen, together with brewhouse, spacious well-lighted skittle alley and cellar.'[5][6]

1881 Taken over by G. Stile the father of Harry Stile.[7]

1882 Resident is Harry Stile. Red Cow Hotel.[8]

1889 Resident is Harry Stile

1900 Owned by the Heavitree Brewery until just prior to closure in November 2002

1910 Listed. Edwin Down.[9]

1930 Listed. Edwin Down.[10]

1935 Listed. Edwin Down.[11]

1939 Resident is Edwin Down (born 1895), Licensed Victualler.[12]

1939 Listed in directory. Edwin Charles Down.[13]

2006 Demolished.

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 22 February 1844
  2. Western Times - Saturday 22 June 1844
  3. 1851 Census
  4. Western Times - Saturday 30 April 1853
  5. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 24 March 1865
  6. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 17 March 1865
  7. Express and Echo - Thursday 20 October 1881
  8. Western Times - Tuesday 13 June 1882
  9. 1910 Exeter Directory
  10. 1930 Exeter Directory
  11. 1935 Exeter Directory
  12. 1939 Census
  13. 1939 Exeter Directory