The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms was a village 'pub' in Palterton for many years.  It was located on what is now called Main Street.  The property has been a private house since ceasing to be the Carpenters Arms.

1831.  The earliest discovered mention of the pub, but it could have been much older.

Names of former Licensees at the Capenters Arms.

1831John Spray Licensee of the Carpenters Arms.  Source:   Pigots Trade Directory 1857.

1835John Spray - Pigots Trade Directory.

1842John Spray - Pigots Trade Directory.

1846John Beeley - Beer House - Samuel Bagshaw's Trade Directory.

1850John Edmund Beeley - Slaters Trade Directory.

This Trade Directory information must have been given in 1849, because he died circa 1849/1850.

1849/1850.  The Tythe Map/Award informs us that Edmund Beeley, junior is dead.  Plot number 164A is the site of the Carpenter's Arms.

It states:  Exors. of Edmund Beeley,jnr.  Described as - Houses, buildings and gardens.  I rood 26 perches.  Occupied by William Turner and others.

This factual information from the Tithe Map provides confirmation that the Carpenters Arms ceased to be a pub after the death of John E. Beeley.  I believe (see below) that it was at this time, there was the name change to 'The Nags Head' Inn.

1851.  On the census, William Turner is classed as an Innkeeper and Butcher.   No public house is mentioned.

1852.  The Carpenters Arms is not mentioned in the Trade Directory nor in any subsequent directories.

1852.  Trade Directory locates William Turner at the Nags Head.

There is evidence from a Conveyance document dated 3 December 1925, that "the fully licensed public house erected thereon, formerly called or known as the Carpenters Arms but then by the sign of The Nags Head and the outbuidings formerly leased by the Chesterfield Brewery Company and then in the occupation of G.W.Smeaton."

To follow further the licensees of the premises that became known as the Nags Head licensed premises we must now go the chapter within this web site relating to these premises, which commences around 1852.

The Carpenters Arms


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Created 2 December 2001
Last updated: 21 January 2016