The Crown Hotel stood on the western corner of Clarence Street and Market Parade. It was quite a substantial building. The Crown Hotel was a tied house of the Stroud Brewery. It must have been a popular pub for farmers and traders visiting the nearby Gloucester cattle market (on the site of the present bus station).
It was demolished in 1965 along with other properties in the area as part of the Kings Square redevelopment. The Wessex Hotel and Restaurant on the opposite side of Clarence Street / Station Road was not knocked down.
Landlords at the Crown include:
1870 Ann Webley (Crown Inn, Cattle Market)
1870 Elizabeth Allen
1879 Joseph Baylis (Crown, New Market)
1885 Miss Mary King
1893 Mrs M. Sibley
1902 Thomas Hamlyn Sherwill
1906 Thomas Herbert Waring
1919 Mrs M.A. Sibley
1927,1939 Edgar R. Denning
1950’s Mrs I Balchin