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Details of pub: Rose and Crown, Aberystwyth

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Address/Location: St James Square
OS Grid Ref: SN5816181558
Opened: c.      
Closed: NOT KNOWN       Type: Pub
Notes: 1868
Rose and Crown, Morgan Davies, St James's Square.
Slater's Directory 1868
Morgan Davies, of the Rose and Crown, refused to pay £I 14s. Id. due as improvement rate.—Defendant: I have applied to the Bench for the last seven years to remove the nuisance occasioned in front of my house every market day, but they have not done so, and I shall not pay until it is done. —The Clerk: It is not only an improvement rate, but a general district rate.-Defendant There are two mayors here, and the third is away—(laughter)—they know that I have attended here every year on account of this nuisance. I might take lodgers in my house if the obstruction opposite my door every market day was removed.—The Clerk The magistrates have nothing to do with the nuisance complained of; you should mention it to the Commissioners.—Defendant: You know how often I have been here, and no notice whatever has been taken of the matter. The Bench We cannot help you you should mention it to the Commissioners, and if there is any nuisance they will see to it. —The Clerk: The present slaughter- houses will be closed shortly, and the butchers will have to move to the new one the nuisance you complain of will then be removed.—Defendant: I will pay when they remove them. (Laughter.)—Mr Davies Morgan, you had better pay this now.—Defendant: No, indeed, I cannot; take what course you will; it is law against justice. (Laughter.)—The Bench We shall have to make an order then.—Defendant: That is all very well, but where is the money to come from? (Laughter.) I have been attending here for the last seven years, and they have told me from time to time that a slaughterhouse was going to be built, but it has never come to pass.—Mr Davies It will be ready by May.—Defendant: Perhaps I shall be in my grave then. (Laughter.) I won't pay the money until something is done.—Defendant then left the room.—The Bench ordered the defendant to pay the money at once.
Cambrian News 13.11.1869
Morgan Davies, head, age 71, born in Aberystwyth, licensed victualler.
Census 1871
licensee: Morgan Davies
source: Post Office directory, 1871
Rose and Crown, Davies, Morgan, Inn and Public House, St James's Square, Aberystwyth,
(Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
Rose and Crown, Morgan Davies, St James's Square.
Slater's Directory of North and South Wales 1880
3 St James's Square
Morgan Davies, head, age 78, born in Aberystwyth, master mariner.
1881 Census
Not on 1905 list

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