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No.44 High Street

J D Weatherspoons
The Golden Lion

Pub History

28th Nov 2006

Landlord: Christopher Williams Reynolds - Owners: JD Wetherspoon plc

13th Nov 2006

Landlord: Frederic Lluch - Owners: JD Wetherspoon plc

24th Nov 2005

Landlord: Daniel Jame Jeffery-Bailey - Owners: JD Wetherspoon plc

24th May 2001

Purchased by JD Wetherspoon plc

8th Dec 1977

Landlord: Thomas Ronald Turner - Owners: Inde Coope

18th Nov 1976

Landlord: Baron Coleman - Owners: Inde Coope

18th Sep 1975

Landlord: Robert Arthur Lucas - Owners: Inde Coope

Purchased by Inde Coope - Malcolm Arthur Gunn

12th June 1953

Golden Lion Hotel
- Newmarket UDC re-numbering map

1937

Landlord: Jason B Rowlands

1936

Gold Lion Hotel: Landlord: Ernest B. Allport - Newmarket Directory

1933

Landlord: Sarah Jane Turner

1929

Landlord: Jason B Rowlands

1926

Gold Lion Hotel: Owner - Capt. J.A. Mansfield, M.C - Newmarket Street Directory

1925

Morrell, Florence Maud (Mrs.), Golden Lion Hotel, High Street - Nkt.57 - Kelly's Directory

1923

Landlord: Percival D.Evans

1916

Landlady: Mrs Charlotte Mary Brown - Kelly's Directory

2nd Apr 1911

Landlord: Catherine Mutton - Census

1909 / 1910

Golden Lion Hotel Nkt.57 - Phone Book

1908

Landlord: Richard Mutton - Owners: E. Lacon & Co Ltd, Albion Brewery

1904

Landlord: Richard Mutton

1901

Golden Lion Hotel, High Street - Eastern Counties of England Directory

1901

Landlord: George Harris - Census

1900

Landlord: George Harris (also at the WELLINGTON)

1896

Landlord: Henry Tyler - Kelly's Directory

1892

Landlord: William Wright - Tindall's Directory

1891

Landlord: William Wright - Census

1885

Landlord: William Wright - White's Directory

1881

Landlord: William Wright - Census

1879

Golden Lion, High Street - William Wise Wright - Post Office Directory of Cambridgeshire

1874

Landlady: 'Lizzie' Goodwin - White's Directory

1873

Landlady: Louisa Goodwin - Harrod's Directory

1871

Landlady: Mary Ann Westley - Census

1868

Landlady: Mary Ann Westley - Morris' Directory

1865

Landlady: Mary Ann Westley - Post Office Directory

1861

Landlady: Mary Ann Westley - Census

1855

Landlord: Ralph Westley - White's Directory

1851

Golden Lion, Ralph Westley, High Street - Gardener Directory Hotel Inns Newmarket

1844

Landlord: Ralph Westley - White's

1839

Golden Lion - Elizabeth Jones - Robson's Commercial Directory of Beds, Bucks ...

1839

Landlady: Elizabeth Jones - Pigot's Directory

1830

Landlord: John Jones - Pigot's Directory

1823

Landlord: John Jones - Pigot's Directory

Notes

  • JD Wetherspoon
    Newmarket: Golden Lion, 44 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk. (24th May 2001)
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ccaajpa/pubs-spoons.html

  • Newmarket 1936 Directory
    Golden Lion Hotel - Allport, Ernest B. - Nkt.57 [telephone number]

  • Newmarket Street Directory 1926
    Gold Lion Hotel - Mansfield, Capt. J.A., M.C. - Nkt.57 [telephone number].

    Yorkshire Regiment RFC / RAF
    Captain J. A. Mansfield
    Observer 18 Squadron 1916/1917.
    Wounded 1917
    [M.C. = Military Cross medal - awarded to officers in recognition of "acts of exemplary gallantry".]


  • The 'Dirty Derby' of 1844


The above extract is from the book 'In Search of Running Rein - The Amazing Fraud of the 1844 Derby'
it describes the Golden Lion at that time


Start of the 'Dirty Derby' 1844 - John Frederick Herring Sr.


Running Rein

  • Ridden by champion flat racing jockey Nat Flatman, the three-year-old Orlando finished second in the race but was awarded first place after the investigation concluded that 'Running Rein' was in reality an older and ineligible stronger four-year-old named Maccabeus.

    William Cooper's stables were at the rear of the Golden Lion - this is where the first Nat Flatman started his career.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Flatman


  • Building Changes

    • Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
      Newmarket Urban District Council Records
      Reference EF 506
    • Six boxes in Golden Lion Hotel Yard, for G. Harris (Leonard Crowfoot) EF 506/6/1/6/47 May 1901
    • Drainage, Golden Lion Hotel, High St, for E. Lacon & Co Ltd, Albion Brewery, Cambridge (H.W. Elliott, Cambridge) EF 506/6/1/12/340 Aug 1908

    • Planning Application - F/78/164/A
      The Golden Lion Hotel High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 31-01-1978
      Advertisement Illuminated

    • Planning Application - F/78/583
      Golden Lion High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 20-10-1978
      Fire escape staircase 1st to 2nd floors for licenced premises.

    • Planning Application - F/85/586
      Golden Lion 44 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 20-09-1985
      External blinds and decorations.

    • Planning Application - F/85/587/A
      Golden Lion 44 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 02-10-1985
      Advertisement Illuminated

    • Planning Application - F/89/332
      Golden Lion Public House 44 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 25-05-1989
      Advertisement Illuminated

    • Planning Application - F/90/390
      Golden Lion Public House 44 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 07-06-1990
      Redevelopment of site to form two shops on high street frontage and 3 storey offices to the rear.

    • Planning Application - F/90/633
      Golden Lion Public House 44 High Street Newmarket Suffolk
      Application Registered 23-10-1991
      Revised application- redevelopment of site to form two shops on High Street frontage and detached offices to rear.

    • Planning Application - F/97/443
      Golden Lion P.H. 44 High Street, Newmarket.
      Application Registered 20-08-1997
      Applicant Lion Entertainments Ltd
      Two storey side and rear extension and change of use of first floor of public house to provide extended ground floor area of public house and separate night club at first floor with the facility to use both floors as a night club after 11.30pm; replacement of ground floor shop windows on front elevation with folding doors and addition of retractable canopies.
      Decision Refuse 30-06-1998

    • Planning Application - F/2000/117/ADI
      The Golden Lion, 44 High Street, Newmarket.
      Application Registered 24-02-2000
      Advertisement Illuminated

    • Planning Application - F/2000/124
      The Golden Lion, 44 High Street, Newmarket.
      Application Registered 28-02-2000
      Applicant J D Wetherspoon PLC
      Duplicate Application: Erection of single storey side extension with wrought iron gates to frontage.
      Erection of extract duct and external staircases to rear elevation and alterations to side and rear windows.
      Withdrawn

    • Planning Application - F/2000/118
      The Golden Lion, 44 High Street, Newmarket.
      Application Registered 18-04-2000
      Erection of single storey side extension with wrought iron gates to frontage. Erection of extract duct and external staircases to rear elevation and alterations to side and rear windows.

    • Planning Application - F/2000/273
      The Golden Lion, 44 High Street, Newmarket.
      Application Registered 04-05-2000
      Erection of single storey side extension with wrought iron gates to frontage.
      Erection of extract duct/ventilation unit, external staircases and alterations to rear windows - amendment to approved planning permission F/2000/118.

    • Planning Application - F/2011/0002/ADN
      The Golden Lion 44 High Street Newmarket.
      Application Registered 09-02-2011
      Advertisement - non- illuminated

    • From details in the above planning applications it can be seen that following purchase by J D Wetherspoons in about 2000, that it was they who constructed the side extension which can be seen to right of the present-day pub frontilage. This used to be the passageway entrance to the rear of the pub - the article below describes the original use of this.


    • Many thanks to Tony Pringle for his information about the history of the pub and the photo 'The Golden Lion'.

    • Many thanks to 'Old Newmarket' for the photo 'Golden Lion c.1910'.


    Photos


    No.44 High Street


    Golden Lion c.1910


    The Golden Lion