The Lygon Arms is a large Cotswold stone old coaching house. There is a central archway which was once used for the passage of horses. An old photograph shows that the archway once had ‘Good stabling’ written above the arch. It now says ‘Free House’. In the centre of the building is a large white panel, surrounding the middle window above the arch, which has ‘Lygon Arms Hotel’ in large capital letters.
The 1885 Kellys Directory lists it has the Lygon Arms Commercial and Posting Hotel.
The reference to H. Gardner in 1891 probably refers to Lardners Brewery of Little Compton.
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Owner in 1891: Exors. Of Catherine Hailes (leased to H. ‘Gardner & Sons’)
Rateable value in 1891: £24.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Henry Dee (leased Flowers & Sons, Stratford on Avon)
Rateable value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords / Managers at the Lygon Arms Hotel include:
1856 T. Dunn
1885 Samuel Sambrook
1891 William Jeffrey
1902,1903,1906 Annie Jeffrey (Annie Louisa Jeffrey in 1903)
1919,1939 John George Skey