History of the Dog and Duck :: Shared Description

Compiled by Brian Robert Marshall 19 May 2012

The following has been extracted from the pub's website which may not be around for much longer as the pub is empty and up for sale.

"This pub was formerly known as The Old Dog & Duck, and we believe that the name came from the local sport on the pond at the rear of the property. Ducks were tethered and it was the game to see how long the dog would take to catch them.
The exact age of the building is not know, but in the years 1753 – 1773 between 8 and 10 publicans were shown for the parish of Rotherfield Greys in the Binfield Hundred, but none of these entries had public house names and it is not possible to identify the pubs.
1774 appears to be the year that publicans had to give sureties of £10 each to the Justices, as guarantee of good conduct in their pubs, as they had become such dens of vice and bad behaviour (where even the constables were afraid to risk there person). From 1785 the entries were made in September of each year. It seems publicans often stood surety for one another. Sometimes there were just blank pages so one assumes that, for one reason or another work was just not done.

History of The Dog & Duck

This pub was formerly known as The Old Dog & Duck, and we believe that the name came from the local sport on the pond at the rear of the property. Ducks were tethered and it was
the game to see how long the dog would take to catch them.
The exact age of the building is not know, but in the years 1753 – 1773 between 8 and 10 publicans were shown for the parish of Rotherfield Greys in the Binfield Hundred, but none of these entries had public house names and it is not possible to identify the pubs. 1774 appears to be the year that publicans had to give sureties of £10 each to the Justices, as guarantee of good conduct in their pubs, as they had become such dens of vice and bad behaviour (where even the constables were afraid to risk their person)
From 1785 the entries were made in September of each year. It seems publicans often stood surety for one another. Sometimes there were just blank pages so one assumes that, for one reason or another work was just not done.

Year
1774– 1776 Richard Cheney
1778– 1780 Thomas Harris
1780– 1781 Katharine Hunter
1882– 1785 William Buckeridge
1786 - 1793 Simon Reeves
1794 – 1799 James Hill
1799 – 1811 Michael Lemon (Lunnon)
1812 – 1817 All Missing
1818 – 1821 Edward Burn
1822 Missing
1871 - 1880 James Saunders
1881 Thomas Page
Register of Licences (now in the County Archives)
Licensed as Alehouse and Victualler under 9th George Rex
Owned by Brakspear’s Brewery, Henley
1882 – 1904 Thomas Page
1906 Francis William Page
1913 Josiah John Timmis
1914 - 1925 Edward William Hall Taylor and Mrs Elsie Taylor
1926 – 1929 Elsie Taylor (widowed)
1930 James Hough
1932 – 1945 Charles F Carey
1953 - Harold Charles Venn
Dr Henry Hawley Crippen (1861 – 1910)
Mr John H Baker records in A school on the Ground Floor, seeing a dapper man dressed as for a walking tour; he recognised him from press photographs as being Dr Henry Hawley Crippen wanted for murder of his wife Belle. Ethel le Neve his mistress dressed as boy was observed on Nettlebed common. Crippen had afternoon tea at the Dog & Duck – asking for jam without pips because of his false teeth, and played a tune on the landlady’s violin while waiting. The wanted couple then made their way down to the south coast and embarked on the Canadian Pacific Liner Montrose for America. They were arrested on board ship as a result of wireless telegraphy - its first use in this way."
by Brian Robert Marshall
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SU7084 : Dog and Duck, Highmoor, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire by Brian Robert Marshall
SU7084 : Trees near the Dog and Duck, Highmoor, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire by Brian Robert Marshall


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Created: Sat, 19 May 2012, Updated: Sat, 19 May 2012

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