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Pack Horse

Date of photo: 1905

Picture source: Myra Bye

The Pack Horse closed in 1984. This grade-II listed pub is now in residential use.
I have the property deeds which is where I have the information from 1776 to 1858 :

1776 with Townsend and Bishop
1825 Mortgage Bond ; Mary Bishop w.and Mary Creed To Thomas Jacobs
1825 Mortgage Bond : To Thomas Forbes
1828 Lease for a year from Mary Creed to Anne Vaisey
1841 Mary Fuller age 55 lived in Ampney St Peter.
1856 Mary Fuller Ampney St Peter beer retailer. She dies in 1858.
1858 John Larner buys the Pack Horse. He was a Yeoman and had no children and no evidence of him living at the property. Sale details in my possession.
1861 John Berry 56 at Pack Horse. A land measurer and beer seller. Census.
1871 Pack Horse occupied by John Barnfield a stone mason. Census
1881 John Barnfield was living at PackHorse. Publican and stone mason. Census . He died in 1889.
1885 Jonathen Larner (John Larnerís nephew) Kellyís Directory, was living at the Pack Horse and beer retailer.
1903 Owner in: Jonathen Larner (free from brewery tie)
Rateable Value in 1903: £11.4s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
1909 Jane (nee Adams) Larner took over the Pack Horse after the death of Jonathan Larner. Frederick Larner and Alice Larner, Janeís children,returned home to help run the pub and care for their Mother. Oral family history and family correspondence.
1911 Frederick Larner and Alice Larner took over the Pack Horse, after the death of their Mother.
1912 Deed of Conveyance of Pack Horse to Fred Larner
1939 Frederick Larner Landlord
1947 Pack Horse was listed Grade 2
1958 Frederick Larner died. Alice Larner was struggling to live there alone.
1960 Pack Horse was re opened as a public house by Alf and Joyce Carman who ran it until 28 July 1984. When it closed and became their domestic residence.
1963 March (Article Wilts and Glos Standard Newspaper). The pub was badly damaged by fire when I was 11 weeks old old and had to be rescued by the fire service. Part of the roof collapsed but the pub opened for business as usual with a tarpaulin cover.
It is still owned by their daughter.
Myra Bye (June 2022)

Listed building details:
Former inn, now private detached house. Late C17. Rubble stone faced in roughcast, stone slate roof, central stone ridge stack. Single range with rear outshut forming catslide, and small C20 extension to left at rear, 2 storeys and attic in gable ends. Two windows, paired wooden 6-pane casements in flush stone surrounds. Ground floor has similar 8-pane flanking central half-glazed door, with mark of former inn sign still visible above on roughcast. South gable end has 2/2/3-light stone mullions with leaded lights and square hoodmould one above the other. Similar on north gable end, but attic 2-light has been renewed.

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Other Photos
Date of photo: 1940s/1950s

Picture source: Myra Bye

Date of photo: 1960s, pub garden

Picture source: Myra Bye

Alf & Joyce Carman, last publicans

Picture source: Myra Bye