I have only found one reference to the Star Inn in 1856. The property called Windflower House in Pitchcombe (Halfway Patch GL6 6LJ) is believed to have once been both a pub and a bakery. To confuse matters there is a Star Farm at Pitchcombe (GL6 6LN). The location of the Star Inn is therefore uncertain. 

When a house called Vyners in Pitchcombe was put on the market in July 1991 the estate agents stated that the property was built around 1680 and was originally two cottages. Investigation revealed that it was once a pub and later become a small-holding. The house then came under more ‘artistic’ influence when its spacious studio (which has excellent acoustics) became well known for music recitals given by th famous violinist , Mrs Mercia Salusbury (sic) Baker. At the time she was living at Vyners and was often in the company of the equally famous Barbarolli. Since that time the studio has become an artist’s haven. The house itself retains its period character both internally and externally – evident in the exposed timbers, inglenook fireplaces, window seats and original doors with latches. The asking price of Vyners in 1991, through Hamptons Pocock & Lear in Painswick, was in the region of £325,000.

Map Reference: SO 849077 (approx)


1856 N. Tombs

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