Anglesea Arms, Queens Road

Formerly Old Shipwrights (1860s - 1922)

Added by Pat Marsden

Queens Road 1897 showing The Anglesea Arms to the right
Wivenhoe Memories Collection

This was a Beerhouse, opened in the 1860s as the Old Shipwrights – the first landlord William Hindwood was a ship’s carpenter – and changing its name subsequently to the Anglesea Arms, perhaps to avoid confusion with the Shipwrights Arms.  This second name was, like Anglesea Road, taken from Henry William Paget (1768-1854), Marquis of Anglesey and commander of the British cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo, who had a yacht built by Philip Sainty in Wivenhoe.

The house may have been purposefully built for a pub, as it is larger than the other 1860s houses in Queens Road.  It became an Osborne’s, and thence a Colchester Brewing Co., pub.  It closed in 1922, the brewery receiving compensation of no less than £821 from the authorities.  The house was sold by auction for £250; it is now Nos 7 and 9 Queens Road, No 9 being known as ‘Anglesey Arms Cottage’.

Reproduced by courtesy of Peter Kay from ‘Wivenhoe Pubs’, Peter Kay, 2003, 28pp

This page was added on 18/04/2016.

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  • Distant relation of mine be interested if hindwood turns up any where else in wivenhoe records be very surprised if this is the only record
    Would welcome any help

    By Dave hindwood (27/05/2016)

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