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Waggon and Horses

The Waggon and Horses was on Ashby Road, Swannington, later 150 Ashby Road, Coalville

During the 1890s it was one of three Swannington public houses where the landlords were members of the Lovett family.

Simplified family tree for the Lovett family showing the publicans

Landlords / Landladies

1881-1899 Jabez Lovett

The 1881 census records:

  • Jabez Lovett, 32 Innkeeper and Coal Miner, born Hugglescote
  • Mary Lovett, wife 28, born Worthington
  • Maria Richards, sister in law 16, Domestic Servant, born Worthington

Jabez died at the Wagon and Horses on the 21st March 1899

Jabez was the son of Robert Lovett, the Innkeeper at the Robin Hood in Swannington who died 1880, and Sarah Lovett (nee Smith) who continued to run the Robin Hood in 1881 and 1891.  Jabez was the older brother of Levi Lovett who was at the Station Inn, Swannington 1886-1901 before passing it to his daughter Ethel Annie Clay by 1911.  Levi was a coal miner who became a check weighman and President of the Coalville Miners Association whose meetings he hosted at the Station Inn.

1899-1914 Mary Lovett (nee Richards)

Mary Richards married Jabez Lovett at St Georges Church, Swannington on the 28th January 1873.

1901 census:

  • Mary Lovett, 48, Licensed Victualler, born Coleorton
  • Sarah Anne Lovett, daughter, 12, born Coalville
  • Alice Platts, nice, 19, Domestic Servant, born Coleorton


1911 census:

  • Mary Lovett, 58, Hotel Keeper, born Coleorton
  • Sarah Anne Lovett, daughter, 22, Assisting in the Business, born Coalville
  • Sarah Greasley, 17, General Servant (Domestic), born Coalville


1921 Samuel Cooper Clamp

1921 census:

  • Samuel Cooper Clamp, 53, Licensed Victualler, born Coalville
  • Emma Clamp, wife, 52, Home Duties, born Whitwick
  • James Clamp, son, 23, Architect’s Assistant, Goddard and Wain, Station Chambers, Coalville, born Coalville
  • John William Tegarice(?), boarder, 71, Railway Engine Driver Retired, Midland Railway, born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire