The Talbot Inn, Stockton Posted on February 5, 2014 by Picture Stockton Team A view of the Talbot Inn possibly early 1900s at the north end of Stockton High Street. We believe the original building was there from c1827 when the first proprietor was called S. Laverick. Share this:TweetWhatsAppEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Details taken from some directories:
1827 – Talbot, Sarah Laverick, High Street
1858 – Hall Joseph, Talbot, 9 High street
1890 – Arundale John, Talbot inn, 9 & 10 High street
1914 – Wood John William, Talbot hotel, 9 High street
The photo was taken before 1901 as John Arundale and his family had moved to the Staplyton Arms Eston in the 1901 census, so sometime between between 1891 and 1900.
Sad to see elegant Georgian buildings destroyed but in this case it was replaced with an equally elegant Victorian hotel. Unlike the hideous and continuing redevelopment of Stockton, which began in the 60s.
I was wondering if this is the Talbot that I used to drink in in the 70/80s which had the Cellar bar that was very popular, and had a jukebox and most people drank bottled beers.
That’s the one Peter. It drew like-minded people from across Teesside and beyond into Stockton. Chatting about music, gigs, motorbikes etc, and, importantly, spending money in the town. As, once upon a time did the market and the clubs and the theatres and the cinemas and the racetrack and the docks and all the pubs in Stockton that were allowed to stay open all day on Sat. and Wed.
Another Georgian coaching-inn facade that the Vic-wardians actually did away with,… not the 60’s Planners! I believe the dressed stone, granite columns and elegant curved glazing of the facade to the ‘new’ Talbot Hotel were aimed at attracting the more lucrative and aspirational, turn of the century ‘railway-traveller’, i.e. those arriving at their ‘swanky’ accommodation after just a short horse-drawn cab journey from nearby Stockton Station. Somewhat sadly, like the once impressively facilitated Swallow Hotel (built for the age of widespread car ownership and motorway business travel some 60+ yrs later), it is now vacant and boarded up, possibly never to re-open. Question is, will the somewhat more economic accommodation, now provided by Travel-Lodges and Premier Inns, ever be historically held in the same affection or esteem?