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The Star


The Star was situated at 18 Stockwell Head. This pub closed in 1899.
Details of the old Star appear in the Feoffment accounts from 1745. For example, in 1753 the then leaseholder, George Iliffe, built an assembly room here for the Feoffees or Town Masters, intended for dances and social functions. The Star appeared in press advertisements (eg. Leicester Journal, 28 November 1800) and in Holden's Triennial Directory for 1809-11 and subsequently in the trades directories until 1901-02. At a sale of property in 1927 'one of the old hostelries of the town, "The Old Star Inn", which was closed fifteen or more years ago and is now a dwelling house in the occupation of Mrs Alkin, was also put up and was knocked down to Col E. C. Atkins. The purchase price was 500. The above property is very centrally situated and is among some of the older buildings in the town. Many will remember the "Old Star Inn"' (Hinckley Times, 11 Nov 1927). By 1930 it was a newsagent's premises.
Tim Barnsley (June 2020)

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