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The Volunteer

Picture source: Lloyd Phillips

The Volunteer pub was built as the end of the terrace of houses in North View and it forms the corner with Middle Road. This is just on the edge of the parish of Weeke. The terrace of houses first appears in the 1861 census so must have been built between 1851 and 1861. It is not clear when it was named the Volunteer it may have been when originally built. It remained a working pub until the late 1970s when it was converted to a private home (see photo below). Painted on the side wall is "The Volunteer Inn" and over the entrance is the name "Marstons", the successor to the Winchester Brewery .
Source: Barry Taylor
I have lived at the property since1993 and can correct this article as I have the Original sale documents and the deeds and subsequent paperwork :
The building was constructed in 1840 on the corner of a field behind Clifton Road and a terrace was later built along from it in the 1840s and 1850s.
It is in the parish of St Paulís, Winchester. First known as the Woolpack Inn, as sheep grazed on nearby Orams Arbour, it became the Volunteer Inn around 1852 when recruits were sought for the Crimean War; and ceased to be a pub in 1970.
Alan Robert (August 2020)

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Picture source: David Fisher