Stroud Journal, Saturday 13th February 1875 – Awfully sudden death: Frampton-on-Severn, this usually quiet village was, on Sunday morning, awakened from its usual quietude by the rumour that Miss Mary Rowles, landlady of the Heart of Oak Inn had been found dead. It is suppopsed that she was retiring to rest at night as usual, and by some means fell from the top of the stairs upon her head. The deceased was about 73 years of age, and unmarried. She had lived in service in London, and several years ago she engaged herself as housekeeper to the late William Lodge, who was then the landlord of the Heart of Oak. Upon his death, which occurred some few years since, she took to the business, and although the house and premises were larger than she acquired, she lived by herself with the exception of occasional lodgers.

Licensing Details:

Rateable Value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud

Rateable Value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs Brewery, Stroud

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Hearts of Oak include:

William Lodge

1875 Miss Mary Rowles

1891 John Butt

1903 Charles Froude

1939 William Gardner

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