Stockwell Green is to the south of Cinderford between St Whites Road and Church Road. In 1911 the Stockwell Inn was referred for closure by the Compensation Authority. It was described as a ‘one roomed (12 feet by 9 feet) beerhouse, located down a bad road opposite the cricket ground.’ The Stockwell Inn was trading 120 barrels of beer per year at the time of referral.
The photograph above shows Mr Christopher Banks and his wife standing by the front door of the pub. There is a pig and turkey roaming in the front yard – something you don’t often see when you visit your local today! (Photo courtesy Ann Suttie)
The owner of the Stockwell Inn in 1889 was Alfred Wintle of Bill Mills near Weston under Penyard, Ross on Wye. Alfred conducted a malting business at Bill Mills supplying malt to a few pubs making their own beer. His brother Thomas Wintle had started brewing in Mitcheldean in 1869, so although ownership of the Stockwell Inn is credited to Alfred Wintle of Bill Mills, the beer was supplied from the Forest Brewery. Thomas passed away in 1888, leaving the brewery in Mitcheldean to his four children of which Francis had sole control by 1890. The Stockwell Inn was owned by Francis Wintle in 1891 and 1903. Throughout those twelve years the annual rateable value of the beer house was set at £18.0s.0d and it closed each night at 11 pm.
Landlords at the Stockwell Inn include:
1891 Charles Sale
1902 Christopher Banks and Christopher Banks junior, (listed as beer retailers)
1903 Christopher Banks
? Frederick John Field (Gloucester Record Office D2308 1/5)