The settlements of Hawkesbury (alias Stoke Hawkesbury) and Hawkesbury Upton probably date from Saxon times. The two villages straddle the Cotswold Escarpment. Hawkesbury is in the vale and Hawkesbury Upton, as the name implies, is about 200 feet higher on the Cotswolds Hill plateau. The village of Hawkesbury has St Marys parish church but is much smaller in size than Hawkesbury Upton. I have unable to determine the geographical location of the Plough Inn, but it may well have been in close proximity to the village church.
Map Reference: ST 778869 (St Marys Church)
Owner in 1891: H.G. Bush and Francis Holborow (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1891: £112.10s.0d. (included an undisclosed amount of land)
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: H.G. Bush (leased Arnold Perrett & Co. Ltd., Wickwar Brewery)
Rateable value in 1903: £9.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Plough Inn include:
1891 Ann Sparrow
1903 William Drissell