Nailbridge Pub (General)

by Dewey, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 03:09 (4778 days ago)

When I visited the Forest in 1962 a pub in Nailbridge was pointed out to me as a place frequented by family members in previous times. When I visited again in 1997 the buiding was gone and I was told that it had been taken down to allow road improvements. Can anyone place this pub and remember its name?
Thank you, Dewey

Nailbridge Pub

by Lefram, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 07:20 (4778 days ago) @ Dewey

The Bridge Inn. The site is now a stone quarry and is on the corner of the road to Ruardean/Drybrook and the one to Monmouth (A4136)

Railway Inn Nailbridge

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 08:30 (4778 days ago) @ Dewey

Railway Inn
The Railway Inn was demolished to make way for road widening and the site is now a traffic light junction. Intriguingly the area is known locally as 'Dunk’s corner’, or Dunkley’s Corner. This must be a reference to the landlord of the pub in late Victorian times - Albert Dunkley. The Railway Inn, according to local historian John Christian, 'stood at the top of an unkempt grassy bank. It was a gaunt unadorned building of grey, unpainted roughcast with a short-back-and-sides slate roof.’

Map Reference: SO 644161

Owner in 1891: A. J. Wintle, Bill Mills, Nr Ross on Wye
Rateable value in 1891: £25.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Francis Wintle, Forest Brewery, Mitcheldean
Rateable value in 1903: £25.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Present status: Demolished

Landlords:

1885 Aaron Meek
1891,1902 Albert W. P. Dunkley.
1903 Sarah J. Dunkley
1906 Mrs Albert Dunkley
1919,1927 Richard Reed (previously at the Barleycorn Inn, Cinderford)
1939 Albert L. Hughes

Railway Inn Nailbridge

by normanjw @, Monday, February 25, 2013, 13:21 (2695 days ago) @ slowhands

Railway Inn Nailbridge.
A little more onformation on Landlord Albert Dunckley.
He was the licensee in July 1901. He was mentioned in the Citizen of that date, taking James Williams to court. (Littledean Petty sessions). James may be my Grandfather.

Albert William Potter DUNKLEY - 1862- -1902 Landlord

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Monday, February 25, 2013, 14:14 (2695 days ago) @ slowhands

Railway Inn
The Railway Inn was demolished to make way for road widening and the site is now a traffic light junction. Intriguingly the area is known locally as 'Dunk’s corner’, or Dunkley’s Corner. This must be a reference to the landlord of the pub in late Victorian times - Albert Dunkley. The Railway Inn, according to local historian John Christian, 'stood at the top of an unkempt grassy bank. It was a gaunt unadorned building of grey, unpainted roughcast with a short-back-and-sides slate roof.’

Map Reference: SO 644161

Owner in 1891: A. J. Wintle, Bill Mills, Nr Ross on Wye
Rateable value in 1891: £25.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Francis Wintle, Forest Brewery, Mitcheldean
Rateable value in 1903: £25.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Present status: Demolished

Landlords:

1885 Aaron Meek
1891,1902 Albert W. P. Dunkley.
1903 Sarah J. Dunkley
1906 Mrs Albert Dunkley
1919,1927 Richard Reed (previously at the Barleycorn Inn, Cinderford)
1939 Albert L. Hughes

Year: 1902
Month: Nov
Day: 5
Surname: DUNKLEY
Forenames: Albert William Potter
Residence: Nailbridge
Age_at_death: 40 years
Officiating_Minister: James Lawton Vicar
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/13
Page_No: 150
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook


1901
Albert Dunkley abt 1863 Leamton, Yorkshire, England Head East Dean, Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Dunkley abt 1861 Horton, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean, Gloucestershire
Annie Dunkley abt 1891 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean, Gloucestershire
Albert Dunkley abt 1893 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean, Gloucestershire
Gertrude Dunkley abt 1894 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean, Gloucestershire
Ethel Dunkley abt 1895 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean, Gloucestershire
William Dunkley abt 1897 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean, Gloucestershire
Joseph Alway abt 1831 Horton, Gloucestershire, England Father-in-law East Dean, Gloucestershire


1891
Albert Dunkley abt 1863 Seanhoton, Yorkshire, England Head East Dean, Gloucestershire
Sarah Dunkley abt 1862 Horton, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean, Gloucestershire
Annie Dunkley abt 1887 Nailbridge, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean, Gloucestershire

DUNKLEY Albert William Potter
ALWAY Sarah Elizabeth
Forest of Dean Lydney St Mary the Virgin
1888 2 220

1881
Harrietta Dunkley abt 1829 Naturalized British Subject, Germany Head Newnham, Gloucestershire
Albert Dunkley abt 1863 New Malton, Yorkshire, England Son Newnham, Gloucestershire
William Dunkley abt 1866 New Malton, Yorkshire, England Son Newnham, Gloucestershire
George Dunkley abt 1867 New Malton, Yorkshire, England Son Newnham, Gloucestershire


1871 Newnham
William P Dunkley 41
Henriette C N Dunkley 42
Caroline E Dunkley 10
Albert W P Dunkley 9
Francis E Dunkley 7
William Dunkley 5
George W Dunkley 4
William Smith 21

Name: Albert William ?tter Dunkley
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1862
Registration district: Malton
Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 325

1861
William Potter Dunkley abt 1830 Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, England Head Scampston, Yorkshire
Maria Dunkley abt 1833 Taynton, Oxfordshire, England Wife Scampston, Yorkshire
Caroline E Dunkley abt 1860 Scampston, Yorkshire, England Daughter Scampston, Yorkshire

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Railway Inn, Nailbridge.

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, March 09, 2013, 00:17 (2683 days ago) @ slowhands

There is a photo of the Railway Inn at Nailbridge on the excellent GlosPubs website.
Sorry I cannot give a direct link but if you enter "Dunkley" into the site's search engine you'll find it very quickly.
http://www.gloucestershirepubs.co.uk/AllGlosPubsDatabase/AllGlosPubs_view.php

Railway Inn, Nailbridge.

by BeamanReed, Monday, December 31, 2018, 12:29 (560 days ago) @ Jefff

Railway Inn, Nailbridge:

Richard REED (born 11.11.1845, Ruardean) took over as landlord of the Railway Inn at Nailbridge in around 1912. The Barleycorn Inn, Cinderford, where he had worked previously, had been shut down in around 1911 under the Licensing Act 1904, which aimed to close "unnecessary" pubs by compensating the owner and license holder.

In the Gloucester Journal (04.11.1911) there is a mention of the Railway Inn in the regular report on the Littledean Petty Sessions. There had been a legal dispute between Sarah Elizabeth Dunbley (probably a misspelling of DUNKLEY) over the landlordship, and she was being moved out in favour of a temporary landlord, Arthur RAVENHILL. Richard REED is not mentioned at that point, but the owner of the Barleycorn was Francis WINTLE, who is also listed in the Gloucestershire Pubs Database as the owner of the Railway Inn in 1903.

Arthur RAVENHILL was landlord of the pub by 09.12.1911 as he turns up in Petty Sessions (source: Gloucestershire Journal again) to answer a charge of permitting drunkenness on the premises. The case was dismissed, but there is a lot of detail in there as two other people are charged at the same time for doing various things they shouldn't have been doing, at the Railway Inn in November and December 1911.

There are a few lists of landlords of the Railway Inn around online. Richard REED's last mention seems to be in 1927 (original source unknown), but he died in 1928, so his time as landlord must have ended in either 1927 or 1928. My version of the list of landlords (based on newspaper mentions and other people's research on this site) looks like this:

1891 Albert DUNKLEY (source: 1891 census)
1901 Albert DUNKLEY (source: 1901 census)
1903 Sarah DUNKLEY (source: Gloucestershire Pubs Database)
1906 Sarah DUNKLEY (source: Gloucestershire Pubs Database)
1911 Sarah Elizabeth DUNKLEY (or DUMBLEY/DUNBLEY?) (source: 1911 Petty Sessions)
1911 Arthur RAVENHILL (source: 1911 Petty Sessions)
1913 Richard REED (source: Gloucestershire Pubs Database)
1927 Richard REED (source: Gloucestershire Pubs Database)

Awkwardly, there was a Railway Inn (built about 1900) in Bilson Green, directly opposite Cinderford Railway Station, which often comes up in searches. This seems to have been a "better" pub than the one in Nailbridge, based on the descriptions I've seen of both of them. It was discussed in the closure case for the Barleycorn in 1911 (from the Petty Sessions report), as the two pubs were close enough to potentially take business of one another. The Railway Inn at Cinderford appears on the 1901 Ordinance Survey map as a hotel.

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