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Details of pub: Miners Arms, Aberystwyth

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Address/Location: Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth
OS Grid Ref: SN583816 very approx
Opened: before 1816      
Closed: after 1855       Type: Pub
Summary: This is one of the pubs said to have been frequented by non-conformists.
'the Congregationalists were to be met at the Miner's Arms, where now Mr David Evans’ watchmaker's shop is in Great Darkgate street. It was kept by Mal Jenkin, wife of "Jenkin y Gat," a miner. This house was largely supported by the famous literary staff of Lleuad yr Oes, of whom Brutus was the chief. The landlady had great abhorrence of the teetotalers (as was natural) at the breaking out of the temperance movement about 60 years ago.'
Article on Local Nonconformist Vestry Taverns by David Samuel, The Aberystwith Observer, 2nd April 1896

Notes: 1816
Jenkin Jenkins, Miners Arms, Queen Street, (Aberystwyth Guide, 1816)

Did it move between 1816 and 1822? Or was one guide wrong?

Jenkin Jenkins, Miner's Arms, Great Darkgate Street (Pigot’s directory, 1822)
Miner's Arms Great Darkgate Street
Jenkin Jenkins paid an annual rental of £25 to the Nanteos estate
NLW Nanteos Rentals 1772-1854
1823, 1825, 1826
licensee: Jenkin Jenkins
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
licensee: Jenkin Jenkins,
source: Pigot and Co, 1830
licensee: Jenkin Jenkins
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
On the list of premises which were provided with water by the Aberystwyth Improvement Commissioners, 1837. Occupier / Landlord: Jenkin Jenkins, 40 Great Darkgate Street (Ceredigion Archives)

Elizabeth Jones (court report, passing false coin) Welshman 1 June 1855
Morris Jones (court report, assault) Welshman 2 Feb 1855

Deaths: "RICHARDs.-On the 28th ultimo, at an advanced age, Mr Thomas Richards, cooper, late of the Miners' Arms, Aberystwith" Welshman 4 Mar 1864

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Non-conformist taverns in Aberystwyth

Date: 1896