The Three Horseshoes
Among 18th century leases of the
Pisford's Charity cottages were a cooper and a "victualler"
(i.e. one who supplies food). In 1823 2 cottages were leased to Thomas
Walton, yeoman, in 1845 and were described as of "Horseshoes",
brewer. This is now the Three Horseshoes.
Backyard of The Three Horseshoes with pump, December 1972
The Malt Shovel
In 1801 the Malt Shovel is described
as the "newly erected malthouse", and incorporates an earlier
half timbered building. (Charles Penn, the publican, took over the Malt Shovel
in 1908.and was also there in 1910 but we have no more information than that).
Postcard of The Malt Shovel circa 1908
Postcard from same period and source, looking farther down towards the Bottom End
The Malt Shovel, showing timber-framed building with large sandstone chimney against the gable June 1970
The Malt Shovel, showing the old timber-framed structure at the back and the huge stone gable chimney
The house that was situated on the Watery Lane side of Weston
crossroads (demolished in 2009) was also, long ago, a pub.
The Shunt, with the new house in the background, in 2008