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Date of photo: 2012
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The Angel Inn was situated on the A370. This pub
has now been converted into two cottages. Still standing in the 1950s. It
was hard by the A370 Bristol to Weston-Super-Mare road. There was only a
miniscule pavement between the front door and the road. With increasing
traffic it would have been a hazardous place to get in and out of. Just
across the road from St Michael's church.
Source: Martin Bodman
My father was the landlord of the Angel
from May 1952 until October 1956. When we lived there it was a grade-II listed
building and we were not allowed to make any alterations. We were told that
the Church, Post Office and the Angel were the oldest buildings in the
village. It looks very sad now.
Janet Davis (July 2019)
From The Bristol and General Advertiser
May 14th 1859.
At Bourton, near Bristol, on the body of Job Ball, aged 58, clerk of the
parish of Winford. It appeared that on Friday last deceased had been to
Chelvey court with a man by the name of Benjamin Pearce, and on their return
home they called at the Angel Inn, at Bourton, and were supplied with a
quart of cider. Ball was the worse for liquor, but Pearce appeared to be "
fresh ". Ball who was a very stout man, according to the evidence of Mr.
Payne, Jun. In getting out of the cart, fell by the side of the wheel, and
afterwards staggered backwards, striking the back of his skull. Pearce
instantly rode off for Mr. Macy, Surgeon of Westtown, who was soon in
attendance, but he found the deceased, on his arrival, in a senseless state,
and he died within Twelve Hours, and in the gentleman `s opinion, of an
internal fracture of the base of the skull. Verdict Accordingly.
Detached house, formerly the Angel
Inn, now two cottages. Mid C17, extended to right (Angel Cottage) in early
C19. Rendered; pantile roof, with coped raised verges and parapet with
moulded corners to left; brick stacks. To the left is the Old Angel. 2
storeys and attic. 3 bays: 2-, 1- and 4-light casement windows with ovolo
moulded mullions and surrounds, all under a continuous string course.
Central studded, panelled door in ogee and ovolo moulded frame. To the
right: 2 storeys; sash and casement window with 2 plain doors to the right
on the ground floor, two 16-pane sash windows on the first floor. To the
rear of the Old Angel is a gabled projecting stairtower and a gabled rear
wing. Interior of Old Angel has stop-chamfered and ovolo and hollow moulded
beams; moulded doorframes; the living room (hall) has an ashlar fireplace
with a 4-centred lintel with sunken spandrels and a decorative fluted frieze
and cornice; the room above has a similar fireplace but with a plain frieze
and a dentilled cornice; rear winder stair.
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