Townsend Place was located on the northern side of Tewkesbury Road. An Old Town Survey map of 1855-7 shows seven houses in adjacent terraces between Townsend Street and Albert Street (now Charles Street). Later address is given as 20 Tewkesbury Road.

The White Horse was located on the western corner of Cleveland Street – The Cleveland Arms was on the opposite corner. Walter Buckle, owner in 1903, is also recorded as the brewer at the Brown Jug in Bath Road but I have no other information.

The 1891 licensing book gives detail that the White Horse was owned and ‘tied to’ John Langford Righton. Twelve years later the White Horse was ‘tied to’ Walter Buckle. The licence was for a beer house and throughout those years spanning late Victorian and early Edwardian times the annual rateable value remained constant at £21.5s.0d.

Taken from the junction of the Lower High Street and Tewkesbury Road during the demolition of properties on the north side of Tewkesbury Road for the road widening scheme. Courtesy Vic Cole.

Landlords at the White Horse include:

1891 John Langford Righton

1903 Sarah Wedgwood

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