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Details of pub: Crystal Palace, Aberystwyth

Other names: Scholars
Address/Location: Queen's Road
OS Grid Ref: SN5856281884
Opened: 1865      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Pub
Summary: Open as Scholars in 2017

Notes: 1865
"ABERYSTWITH. HOUSE WARMING.-On Friday evening a large number of the friends and well-wishers of Mr M. P. Davies, of this town, met at his New house in Queen's Road called "The Crystal Palace Inn," to partake of a most substantial repast prepared for the occasion by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs, Davies. Mr Marsh, of this town, presided. After the removal of the cloth several toasts were proposed and received with patriotic spirit, and the evening was spent in a most agreeable manner. " Welshman 29 Dec 1865

Advert 'just opened' M P Davies - see att
Licensee: Davies, Morgan P
Slater’s Directory, 1868

Convicted for selling after hours - see att.

Census: Elizabeth Davies, Widow, 31, Publican
Margaretta Morgan 16, Sister

Crystal Palace, Morgan, Margaretta, Inn and Public House, Queen's Road, Aberystwyth, (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

"On Friday week the choir and clergy of Aberhavesp church visited Aberystwyth. A dinner was provided for them by Mr T Abbott, Crystal Palace Hotel." AO 11 Aug 1877

"Sale of Drink During Illegal Hours.-P.C. Thomas Jones proved drink had been sold at the Crystal Palace Inn, Queen's-road, during illegal hours on Good Friday morning.Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. " CN 6 April 1877
"TRANSFERS. The license of the Crystal Palace,from Thos Abbot to Evan Humphreys Three Tuns, from William George Clarke to Evan Foulkes, New Market Tavern, from Henry Mitchell to William Evans "Nags Head," from David Thomas (deceased) to --- Thomas. " AO 10 May 1879

"BREACH OF THE SUNDAY-CLOSING ACT. Edward Price, landlord of the Crystal Palace Hotel, Aberystwith, was fined 20s and costs for selling beer on Sunday, the 27th ult. " S Wales Daily News 1 Aug 1884

Unlawful selling of beer - see att.

will (probate) from: Davies, Elizabeth, Mrs to: Morgan,
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 4.23
mortgage from: Davies, J. J., to: Wood, Edward,
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 4.23
assignment from: Davies, J. J., to: Jones, J.M.,
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 4.23
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 4.23
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 10; name of premises: Crystal Palace; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Price, Edward; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Rev Daniel Morgan, Llantrisant, Anglesey; free or tied: free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 7. (1905 list)

"Outbreak of Fire. On Monday evening. Mr Price, the landlord of the Crystal Palace Hotel, Queen's-road, detected smoke in the cellar and on investigation it was found that a beam had caught fire from cinders which had fallen from the parlour grate above. The cellar was failed with smoke, and the woodwork between the two rooms was damaged, but the fire was soon extinguished. It was fortunate that the fire was discovered early in the evening. " CN 14 Dec 1906

Among the many freehold properties owned by David Roberts and Sons, 31.3.1926
NLW, Roberts and Evans, David Roberts of Trefechan; CB7/7

Additional information


North Parade / Queens Road / North Gate, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1887



Scholars, Queen Street, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016


Advert, just opened, for the Crystal Palace

Date: 1867


Crystal Palace Hotel to let

Date: 1879


Drunk and crying in the Crystal Palace

Date: 1881


Official website

Date: 2017


Unlawful sale of beer

Date: 1884


Selling after hours

Date: 1870


Footpads in the town!

Date: 1868