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The Plough, Crudwell

The Plough, Crudwell Date Photo Taken 2006
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The house is late 18th century with 19th century additions and seems to have been first mentioned as a public house in 1841. By 1848 it was kept by William Orchard Hayes, but it does not seem to have been his main business as he was also a farmer. By 1859 the Hayes family had opened the Wheatsheaf and by 1867 John Hayes was at the new public house and George Hayes, who was also one of three village bakers, was at the Plough. Dual occupation continued at the Plough in the 1870s when the licensee was also a coal dealer.


Brian Austen said:

Are you sure of the spelling? Hayes or Hays? An ancestor of mine Thomas Hays came from this area and I thought his family had a connection to either the Plough or the Wheatsheaf. Some of the family emigrated to Tasmania, Australia.
Posted 07/03/2010

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