January 20, 2013

South Yorkshire Hotel, Ealand

By Angus Townley

Closed – Closed in 1970. Now a private house.

This pub will have been built in the late 1850’s by the South Yorkshire Railway to replace the pub ( The Ship) which was demolished to make way for the railway.

South Yorkshire Hotel

South Yorkshire Hotel

South Yorkshire Hotel

It appears that the current building is not the original as the following was reported in the  Lincolnshire Chronicle – 21 April 1871

“Mr Furniss – transfer license from South Yorkshire Hotel Crowle, which is at presently being pulled down for the purpose of doubling the line of rails, to new building on the side of line.”


1872 Thomas Tune Executors, Crowle (Register of licenses)
???? Fox & Sons, Crowle (Register of licenses)
1903 Messrs Fox & Sons (Register of licenses)

Licensees – as listed in the Register of Licences granted in the Western Division Hundred of Manley in the parts of Lindsey in the County of Lincoln [1872 to circa 1940]

Licensed Premises Licensee Date of Transfer
South Yorkshire Hotel John Furniss 6 Sep 1872
South Yorkshire Hotel Joseph Kent 21 Dec 1877
South Yorkshire Hotel Jonathan Cash 7 May 1885
South Yorkshire Hotel Robert Beagle 15 Dec 1887
South Yorkshire Hotel Eli Spencer 4 Dec 1890
South Yorkshire Hotel John Thornhill Lee 27 Aug 1896
South Yorkshire Hotel Fred Wroot 1 Sep 1904
South Yorkshire Hotel John Ogle 13 Feb 1908
South Yorkshire Hotel Harry Kay 25 Nov 1915
South Yorkshire Hotel Mary Kay 6 May 1920
South Yorkshire Hotel Alfred William White 4 Feb 1926
South Yorkshire Hotel Alfred Chas Edgley 3 Sep 1936
South Yorkshire Hotel Alexander Paterson 7 Nov 1940
South Yorkshire Hotel
South Yorkshire Hotel Ronald and Audrey Reveley 1968


Trade Directories etc.

1861 George Robinson (Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire, 1861)
1861 George Robinson, South Yorkshire, Innkeeper and Coal Merchant, (1861 Census)
1868 John Furniss (Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire, 1868)

1872 John Furniss (White’s History, Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire, 1872)
1885 Joseph Kent (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire, 1885)
1885 The license of the South Yorkshire Hotel, Crowle was transferred from Joseph Kent to Jonathan Cash. (Stamford Mercury – Friday 15 May 1885)
1889 Robert Beagle (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire, 1889)
1896 ( Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire)
1905 Frederick Wroot (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire)
1909 John Ogle (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire)
1913 John Ogle (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire)
1919 Harry Kay (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire)