Wheel Inn

W1304a Wheel Inn (pre-1910)
W1304a Wheel Inn (pre-1910)

The Wheel Inn

(now The Wheelhouse)

Landlords and Landladies of the Wheel Inn:

  • 1822 – Mr Daft – (referenced here in 1822, September 1832, April 1834 and February 1840; no precise detail. Some unconfirmed reference to Joseph Daft and/or his son John, ‘wheelwright & publican’.
  • 1840 – Thomas Hickling – (referenced here in May 1840; no precise detail)
  • 1844 – Mrs Hives – (referenced here in January 1844; no precise detail)
  • 1851 – Richard Parr        
  • 1853 – Mrs Eliza and Mr Tom Munks (victualler & shoemaker) – The Wadkin archives give two different dates here: 1853 and 1864 (unable to clarify, to date but Tom Munks is referenced here in August 1859 (no further detail))
  • 1903 – Mr Munks – died here on January 30th 1903, age 76.
  • 1910 – Mrs Munks – died & property offered for sale
  • 1911 – Charles Munks – An Objection is served on Charles Munks at the Petty Sessions on the grounds that the licence is redundant on the basis that there are three other fully licensed houses and one beerhouse in the village.
  • 1912 – Glen Harding – Bought by Mr Glen Harding & turned into a shop.

This newspaper clipping from July 1895 is typical of reports of village festivals at the time (this one is the annual Club Feast held each July): it includes both the The Plough Inn and The Wheel Inn and regularly featured The Foresters and the (bizarrely named) Amicable or Old Sick Club as well as parades and Church services.

The Amicable or Old Sick Club was a mutual society for the benefit of members if they were unable to work through sickness.

Nottingham Journal 21st February 1840:

Freehold House and Land, At Hickling, Nottinghamshire.

To be sold by auction, By Messrs. Burton and Clark.

On Wednesday the fourth day of March 1840, at the House of Mr Daft, the Wheel Inn, in Hickling, in the County of Nottingham, at Five o’Clock in the Evening (subject to such Conditions as will be then produced), either together or in the following lots:-

Lot 1.

The Manor of Hickling, with the Rights and Privileges to the name belonging.

And also all that capital messuage or Manor House, with good stabling and other accessory outbuildings adjoining, yard, gardens, orchard and homestead or Home Close, called the Hall Close, containing altogether with the [Scite] of the buildings by recent admeasurement 4a.2s.15p. or thereabouts, situate nearly in the centre of the village of Hickling aforesaid now in the occupation of Mr Gregory.

Lot 2.

All that close of excellent meadow and pasture land near to Lot 1, containing by recent admeasurement, 2a1s.6r and called or known by the name of the Thorn Hill Close also occupied by the said Mr Gregory, who is under notice to quit at Lady Day next.

For a view of the Estate, apply to the Tenants, and further particulars may be had on application at the office of Messrs Clarke and Son, Solicitors, in Melton Mowbray.

Melton Mowbray, Feb 18th, 1840.