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Details of pub: White Lion, Aberaeron

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Address/Location: 30 Alban Square
OS Grid Ref: SN4591862828
Opened: c.      
Closed: 1934       Type: Pub
Summary: There is evidence that there was a White Lion in Aberaeron between 1835 and 1841, then no record until 1848 when the application for a licence was described as new.
The Pub sign, for the proprietor, W.J. Phillips, appears to be for anther White Lion, dated after 1834.

Notes: 1835 Evans, David, (Pigot's directory, 1835)
1836 Evans, David, (Petty Sessions, 1836)
1837 Evans, David, (Petty Sessions, 1837)
1838 Evans, David, (Petty Sessions, 1838)
1839 Evans, David, (Petty Sessions, 1839)
1841 Evans, David, (Petty Sessions, 1841)
Not listed in Petty Sessions list

licensee: Jones, David (Described as a new application)
Petty Sessions, Aberaeron, NLW 13868, 23.8.1848, p. 368
licensee: Jones, David
Petty Sessions, Aberaeron, NLW 13868, 22.8.1849, p. 405
licensee: Jones, David
Petty Sessions, Aberaeron, NLW 13868, 21.8.1850, p. 441
1858 Evans, Evan, (Slater’s Directory, 1858-1859)
1868 Evans, Evan, (Slater's Directory, 1868)
"MASHING MALT WITHOUT MAKING AN ENTRY.— Evan Evans, of the White Lion Inn, Aberayron, was summoned by Mr. Hickox, Supervisor, Aberystwyth, for mashing a quantity of malt without making an entry on a paper given him for that purpose Fined in the mitigated penalty of 50L., with a recommendation that it be reduced to 10s. in consequence of the defendant's good character, and also that he has held the public house for upwards of twenty years without any fault being found with him until now. " AO 27 Nov 1869
1875 Evans, Hannah, (Worrall's Directory, 1875)
1905 Petty Sessions: Aberaeron; number on list: 17; name of premises: White Lion; Parish / Place: Aberaeron; Licensee: Jones, Hannah; owner or tenant : owner ; registered owner : Hannah Jones, White Lion, Aberaeron; free or tied: Free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)
1910 Jones, Hannah (Mrs.) (Kelly’s Directory, 1910)
Mr W. J. Phillips, auctioneer, asked for a transfer of the licence of the White Lion Inn, Aberayron from Hannah Jones to himself, and the application was granted. CN 31 March 1916

1934 Closed, Compensation £445 (County Licencing Committee, 1905-1938 Ceredigion Archives, Cards/QS/L/1)

See also Mair Lloyd Evans and Mair Harrison, The Ins and Outs of the Inns of Aberayron, (2013), p. 4, 9, 11, 16, 20

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Pubsign, White Lion, Aberaeron