Descriptions of the Navigation Inn in the Wadkin archives include details of the (now) gardens of the Navigation acting as a second Wharf for the canal and the stables being used for the canal boat horses and ‘navvies’.
1844 - 1872?
Mr J Shipman
After his death his widow, Hannah Shipman, continued – at some point she was joined by their son, Charles Shipman (perhaps around 1864). They were predominantly farmers. Listings refer to Hannah and Charles Shipman at least until 1872.
(referenced here in March 1873; no precise detail)
Mr John Glover
(referenced here in September 1877; no precise detail)
(referenced here in January 1879; no precise detail)
(referenced here in October 1879; no precise detail)
Mr George Lamb
dies at The Navigation – 28th July 1884
1885 - 1904
Mrs Sarah Lamb
Mr Harry & Mrs Sarah Parnham
(see The Plough) – seem to be living at The Navigation (Wadkin archive) although not as licensees
Sarah Lamb, Oliver Ginnever
transfer of licence from Sarah Lamb to Oliver Ginnever (August 1904)
John William Oates
temporary transfer of licence to John William Oates (January 1905); full transfer from Oliver Ginnever to John Oates (March 1905)
Rigley, Oates, Freeborough
transfer of licence from John Oates to John Thomas Freeborough (March 1907) and then to William Rigley (August 1907)
Following death Of William Rigley, temporary transfer of licence to Alfred Walker (January 1908) NB. Rigley sometimes spelt as Wrigley.
Mr Spencer, Mr John Thomas Rowbotham
ceased as a public house
bought by Mrs Cart for £300 and renamed, ‘Bridge View’.