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Details of pub: White Swan Inn, Aberystwyth

Other names: Swan Inn
Address/Location: 3 St James's Square
OS Grid Ref: SN5815581568
Opened: before 1822      
Closed: 1930       Type: Pub
Summary: White Swan, Black Swan and Swan seem interchangeable names. e.g. in 1870/71 Catherine Edwards is recorded as Licensee of Black and the White. Black Swan

Notes: 1822
Enoch Hughes, Swan, St James Square (Pigot’s directory, 1822)
licensee: Enoch Hughes
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1825, 1826
licensee: Richard Evans
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
This might be the Swan, listed as being in Castle Street (now High Street, which terminates in St James Square) in the Nanteos Rentals for 1826, 1827 and 1828. Lewis Morris Esq paid 5 guineas rental.
NLW Nanteos Rentals 1772-1854
licensee: Edward Williams,
source: Pigot and Co, 1830
licensee: Richard Evans
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128

Swan, Maesglas / St James Square
Premises not taken before Christmas, 1829
Lewis Morris Esq paid annual rental £5/5/0 to the Nanteos estate.
NLW Nanteos Rentals 1772-1854
occupant : DAVID DANIEL,
Said to have dangerous cellar flaps in the street
(Orders and Proceedings of the Commissioners of the Aberystwyth Improvements and Water Works, NLW, ABR, B2(a) 10.4.1838)

"Mary Hughes, White Swan, was charged with leaving nuisance on the street. Ordered to pay 5s costs" Welshman 13 May 1864

"Catherine Edwards, of the White Swan late of Tycoed, Llanbadarn, was summoned for permitting her sons to sweep out into the street blood and offensive matter from their yard. -The defendant was fined 1s. "
licensee: Ann Jones
source: Post Office directory, 1871

Auction, Lot 162 Swan Public House under lease for 60 years . Tenant Anne Jones.
(Ceredigion Archives MUS/50/16)

"Thomas Edwards, keeper of the White Swan, was given in charge by his wife for drunkenness, and using threatening language. Case dismissed." CN 30 May 1873

Keeper was Catherine Edwards AO 27 Sept 1873

Nov. Licence transferred to Miss Mary Hughes CN 7 Nov 1873

White Swan, Hughes, Mary, Inn and Public House, St James's Square, Aberystwyth, (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 51; name of premises: White Swan; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Clement, Thomas; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Elizabeth Morgan, Llanon; free or tied: blank; tied to: blank; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

1 November 1907
1. CONVEYANCE between
1. Thomas Clement of The Swan Inn, Aberystwyth, licensed victualler
2. Margaret Jane Walters of The Swan Inn
Premises: The messuage or public house called 'The Cross Keys' Bettws, Co. Carmarthen to the uses declared, for 30 years. Rent: £28, 13 November 1900
2. Probate of the will of Thomas Clement of 35 Alfred Street, Neath, Co. Glamorgan, formerly of The Swan Inn, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion Archives D/HP/13

Lic. Thomas Jones - Kelly's

Closed, Compensation £599
(County Licencing Committee, 1905-1938 Ceredigion Archives, Cards/QS/L/1)

Additional information


St James Square, High Street, Vulcan Street, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1905



List of pubs summonsed for using unstamped measures

Date: 1874


Thomas Edwards in the workhouse

Date: 1873


Catherine assaults Thomas

Date: 1872


Sunday drinking at the White Swan

Date: 1871

People associated with this establishment
Edwards, Catherine and Thomas [-]
Jones, Anne [-]

Total: 1