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Details of pub: Waverley Temperance Hotel, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: 2 Mill St
OS Grid Ref: SN5840881541
Opened: before 1895      
Closed: after 1960s       Type: Temperance
Summary: Ceredigion Council lists Waverley as 2 Mill St in 2017

Notes: early 20th century
Photograph by Lewis the Mart.
NLW, vol. 1393, no 9803

1895 Waverley Temperance Hotel, Mill St fl. 1895 (damaged in storm 29 Mar 1895)

1897 "WAVERLEY TEMPERANCE AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL, near the Station. Proprietress, Mrs Evans. Good accommodation for visitors at moderate charges. " CBV 25 Sept 1897

"A QUARREL BETWEEN PORTERS.—At the Police Station on Saturday before John Morgan and John Lewis, Esqrs, Edward Evans, Waverley, Mill-street, was charged by William Anthony, in the employ of Mr Potts, town porter, with assault.—Complainant stated that he was engaged by a gentleman to carry luggage and when be was doing so, defendant came up to him, accused him of taking his job from him, and struck him three blows in the face —J. Hillman, the gentleman in question, said he asked complainant to take his luggage. Defendant came up to the latter and words ensued between them which he could not hear. The next thing be saw was defendant striking complainant.—Defendant was fined ten shillings and costs."
CN 9 Sept 1898

"WIFE DESERTION.-On Tuesday morning at the Police Station, William Harford Evans, coachman, Waverley Hotel, was brought up before the Mayor and Richard Morgan, Esquires, charged by Joseph Morgan, relieving officer, Pontrhydygroes, with having deserted his wife, Jane Evans, who had become chargeable to the common funds of the Aberystwyth Union on February 26tb.—Mr C. Maspey represented Mr A. J. Hughes, solicitor, 00 behalf of the defendant.—Jane Evans said she was the defendant's wife, having been married eight years ago. She lived in a cottage at Llanfihangel where defendant used to come and visit her occasionally. He was a coachman at Glanrheidol. They had had three children, two of which had died, the surviving child being eight years of age. The defendant left her on December 17th of last year, giving her no idea as to where he was going. He had not been home for some time. He sent her no money from the time he left her. She entered the Workhouse on February 26th.—Cross examined He gave her £18 out of the £20 which he received yearly. -William Jones, master of the Union Work- house, proved having admitted Jane Evans into the House on February 26th.—P.C. Lewis said he received the defendant into his custody at Stockport on the previous morning.—Defendant pleaded guilty and elected to be dealt with summarily.- The Bench expressed sorrow at seeing him in that position, but nevertheless they could not let him off with a fine and he would be committed to prison for two months with hard labour." CN 14 June 1901

"Waverley Temperance Hotel, situated at the corner of Mill-street and Smithfield-road, and in the occupation of Mrs Anne Evans, was put up first. The rent is £25 a year. and the property is held under a lease from Sir Pryse Pryse for the unexpired term of eighty years from September 29th, 18n. One bid only of £200 was made and the lot was withdrawn. " CN 14 June 1907

1919 Auction - see att

1940s - Mr O C Rendell, Waverley Hotel, was Senior Civil Defence Warden for the Park Avenue post. (CA ABY/WW2/5/6)
1950s-early 1960s: owned and run by David and Olive Rendell (information from a relative)

Additional information


Sale notice for Waverley Hotel

Date: 1919


The former Waverley in 2009

Date: 2009