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Bull Hotel

Westgate

Peterborough

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The Bull Hotel, originally dating back to the seventeenth century, was a small coaching inn with only eight rooms up until 1901. The front entrance and reception area was a courtyard, which provided convenient access from the main street through to the nearby cattle market situated in what is known today as Cattle Market Road.

 

In the eighteenth century, it was customary for hostelries and inns to be given a "town pound" from the local magistrate meaning that a certain amount of livestock would have to be accommodated in the outhouses as a service to the local farmers staying overnight, prior to Market Day. As a courtesy, stables were provided for resident guests in what is now the hotel car park.

 

When the motor car became fashionable, at the start of the last century, petrol and oils were dispensed from hand pumps at the rear of the hotel.

1841 Pigot's Directory

Bull, Thomas Core, Westgate

1841 census - Westgate Street, North Side, Peterborough **

 

Thomas Core 65 (1776) Innkeeper born N'ptonshire

Susannah Core 65 (1776) born N'ptonshire

William Phillips 25 (1816) Painter born N'ptonshire

Charles Richmond 15 (1826) Male Servant born N'ptonshire

William Bottles 25 (1816) Male Srvant

Elizabeth Palmer 25 (1816) Female Servant

Caroline Medlock 20 (1821) Female Servant

Mary Buttler 30 (1811) Female Servant born N'ptonshire

1854 - Post Office Directory

Bull, W. Phillips, Westgate, Peterborough

1871 census - Bull Inn, Westgate, Peterborough **

 

Thomas Scoley Head Unmarried 45 (1826) Hotel Keeper born Fullerly, Lincs

Mary A Wall unmarried 28 (1843) Housekeeper born Wilstone, Leics

Emma Brown Barmaid unmarried 20 (1851) Barmaid born Kettering, N'ptonshire

Elizabeth Thornley Servant unmarried 26 (1845) Cook born Peterborough

Rebecca Hilstrip Servant unmarried 26 (1845) Waitress born Holbeach, Lincs

Martha Felse Servant unmarried 18 (1853) Housemaid born London, Middx

William Blythe Servant unmarried 22 (1849) Boots born Longthorpe, N'ptonshire

George Esham Servant unmarried 15 (1856) Billiard Marker born Peterborough

1874 Peterborough Directory

Bull  (family & commercial), Westgate, Peterborough - Thomas Scoley

1881 census - Bull Hotel, Westgate, Peterborough **

 

Mary Jane Wright Head Widow 32 (1849) Hotel Keeper born Stamford, Rutland

Anne Mary Wright Daughter 13 (1868) born Wansford, N'ptonshire

George Payne Wright Son 11 (1870) born Wansford, N'ptonshire

Emily Lucy Wright Daughter 9 (1872) born Wansford, N'ptonshire

Elizabeth Warren Sister single 28 (1853) Draper's Assistant born Empingham, Rutland

Emily Warren Sister single 27 (1854) Ladies Companion (Dom) born Stamford, Rutland

Sarah Jane Lunn Servant single 25 (1856) Barmaid born Grantham, Lincs

Joseph Blake Boarder single 27 (1854) Solicitors Managing Clerk born Wiltshire

Alfred Charles Bartley Boarder single 33 (1848) Income from Property born Broughton, Hants

Anne Palmer Servant single 28 (1853) Cook born Peterborough

Annie Miller Waitress single 18 (1863) Waitress born Peterborough

Kate Wingrove Servant single 15 (1866) Kitchen Maid born Northampton, N'ptonshire

Francis Negus Servant single 19 (1862) Boots born Burnham, Bucks

Sophie Taylor Boarder married 27 (1854) born Munich, Bavaria

 

 

1890 Kelly's Directory

Bull, Mrs Mary Jane Wright, Westgate, Peterborough

1911 census - Bull Hotel, Westgate, Peterborough (15 rooms) **

 

George Copley Head Married 42 (1869) Hotel Proprietor Employer born Peterborough

Jane Elizabeth Copley Head Married 28 (1883) Hotel Proprietoress born Leicester

Irene Lilley Servant single 22 (1889) Barmaid born Selston, Notts

Richard Woodward Brother in Law single 20 (1891) Skilled Engineer born Leicester

Selina Eva Murden Servant single 28 (1883) Waitress born Eye, N'ptonshire

Annie Simmon Servant single 21 (1890) Waitress born Woodnewton, N'ptonshire

Jessie Moseley Servant single 25 (1886) Barmaid born Fleetwood, Lancs

Olive Millson Servant single 20 (1891) Barmaid born Chappel, Lincs

Charles Edward Benton Boarder single 28 (1883) Auctioneer born London

Frank Pritchard Boarder single 25 (1886) Auctioneer's Clerk born London

William Curtis Boarder married 30 (1881) Cattle Dealer born Wisbeach

Percy Hart Boarder single 33 (1878) Theatrical Manager born London

Francis Enever Wilks Boarder single 30 (1881) Engineer born Loughton, Essex

Jessie Carr Boarder married 29 (1882) Actress born London

Alice Berridge Servant married 24 (1887) Cook Hotel born Ramsey, Hunts

 

Note: In 1901 George Copley was single age 30 & residing as Hotel Proprietor at The Saracens Head, Bridge Street, Peterborough

BULL HOTEL Westgate c1910

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BLACK BULL INN Broad Bridge St P'Boro 1797 To be s

 

BLACK BULL Westgate Chester Chronicle 10.6.1796 BA

1797 27 October - Stamford Mercury

1798 10 June Chester Chronicle - Heading: Bankrupts

1830 Pigot's Directory

Bull, Thoms Core, Westgate

1925 Kelly's Directory

Bull Hotel, Westgate A.J. Paten

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1811 4 October - Stamford Mercury

Bull Inn Westgate 1811 4 Oct Stamford Mercury re h

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1818 4 September - Cambridge Chronicle & Journal

Heading: Died

BULL INN Westgate 1818 4 Sept Camb Chronicle & Jou

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1831 27 August - Newcastle Chronicle

Bull Inn Westgate 1831 27 Aug Newcastle Chronicle

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