We confess to a certain embarrassment, for we did not in clude it in our booklet on 'The Pubs of Alcester' a year or two ago. It is probably understand able because it isn't in Alcester now. But it was. Somebody this century moved the parish and county boundary from before to behind the house. The name, obviously, does not appear in the 19th century censuses, the last of which open to public view being that of 1881. How ever, there is the odd clue: in the 1881 census there is a house on the Ridgeway, in the parish of Alcester, and placed after Alcester Warren Farm, occupied by a John Perry, who is described as 'beer house keeper'
He was 57 in 1881 and the earlier censuses show the family there from at least 1841. Whether the place was a beerhouse before that I don't know and so far we have done no research into the matter.
Alcester & District Local History Society
Summer 1985 Index