An 1876 reference lists the property as the ‘Union Inn and Posting House, High Street’. However, despite its status as a Posting House it seems that the Union Inn closed just a few years afterwards.
The Gloucester Journal. March 24th 1883: The Union Inn, Newnham, was sold by auction at the Lower George Hotel, Newnham, on Tuesday, by Messrs Bruton, Knowles & Co. Mr Dighton was the purchaser, the price paid being £415.
The property, which is located on the right-hand side of the A48 as you enter Newnham from the Gloucester side, is now called Union Cottage. It was on the market in June 2013 with an asking price of £209,950. The Grade II listed former inn was described as a home of immense character maintaining many original features including inglenook fireplaces and original beamed ceilings. The origins of Union Cottage are believed to date back to the 18th century and is possibly the oldest property in the historic village of Newnham on Severn. ‘The comfortable family accommodation extends to two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, office, four double-bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The charming partially walled garden to the rear provides a good deal of privacy and security.’
Landlords at the Union Inn include:
1830 William Harrison
1842 John Hooper
1856 John Thomas Breen
1876 William Hooper
c.1880 Louisa Breen