The Saxon King Edmund was reputedly murdered in Pucklechurch. According to the ‘History of Kingswood Forest’, by Braine, published in 1891: “a spot is still pointed out by the villagers as the ancient palace of King Edmund. It is situated behind a public house called the Star.”


Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Robert Holbin Gould (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Robert Holbin Gould (leased Arnold Perrett & Co., Wickwar Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 10pm

Landlords at the Star Inn include:

1881, 1903  Samuel Lovell (aged 51 in 1881)

1919 John Bailey

1927 Alfred James Smart

1939 Mrs Lily Elizabeth Moss (Lily was the daughter of Alfred)

1950 Tom Moss (husband of Lily)

late 1960’s Tom Moss (jnr.) (son of Tom Moss snr.)

1989 Nancy Moss (wife of Tom)

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