George Inn, Drybrook ? (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, March 17, 2018, 15:09 (849 days ago) @ Jane Jones

Thanks very much for the extra info Jane.

Sadly of all the maps I can find on line that offer sufficient detail the earliest is 1878. This clearly shows the Chapel ("Providence, Bible Christian"), but doesn't show the pub at all, at least not next to the Chapel. Rather oddly, it does show the "Royal Oak", but it appears to show it in a location a little further up the Hawthorns road from it's actual location on the Cross. Could the building location shown on this map possibly be your house, in other words across the road and slightly down from the Chapel, and not right next to the Chapel as I think you're saying. Hopefully this link will find the right page, then click on the top image on the left-hand menu for "1878".
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/364508/217607/12/100203

This map from 1884 is easier to access, and shows the Chapel and again appears to show an Inn a little further north than the two on the Cross, but doesn't name it. Then again, maybe the labelling is positioned where it is, and doesn't show the names, simply because the map is rather congested at the Cross itself ?
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101453373

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This photo shows Drybrook's two better-known pubs c1910, on the Cross so below the Chapel, True Heart on left and Royal Oak on right.
https://www.sungreen.co.uk/drybrook_forest_of_dean/drybrook-cross-1918.html

Sadly even these O.S. maps aren't infallible, as I see that sometimes the pubs are clearly named, and some times they're not. For example this 1901 map clearly shows the New Inn, as did the earlier maps above, but it doesn't name the two pubs on the Cross !!.
http://maps.nls.uk/view/101453370

Curiouser and curiouser...

UPDATE - Please see my later post about the Post Office near the Chapel.


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