East Street / South Street

Shoulder of Mutton, a very old inn dating from around 1730

1730-40 John BUNGY/BUNGEY Innkeeper
1742-43 Stephen BUNGY/BUNGEY Innkeeper
1744-5 Thomas APLIN Innkeeper
1746-8 John HAYNES Innkeeper

Shoulder of Mutton & Fowls

1749-53 Mary HAYNES Innkeeper, widow

Shoulder of Mutton

1766-83 Thomas PEDDER Innkeeper
1784-1806 Mary PEDDER Innkeeper
1807-13 George PEDDER Innkeeper
1814 William COOKE Innkeeper
1815 John GOUGH Innkeeper
1816   Innkeeper
1817 Thomas HALL Innkeeper
1818 John WELSH Innkeeper
1819 Joseph SKINNER Innkeeper
1828 J VINSON Innkeeper
1830 John TILEY Innkeeper
1844 John BIGNELL Innkeeper
1863 John SIMMONDS died 1894, married to Fanny Pittis.
1878-79 George RACKETT Innkeeper
1889-98 Charley RAILEY Innkeeper
1911 Mrs Jane HILLS Landlord
1920 Frederick E HARRIS Landlord
1921 William & Bridget BARCOCK Landlord
1924 Mrs E STANLEY Landlord
1927 Walter Chas EWANS Landlord
1939-51 James McCARTHY Lillian, wife off, ran the pub during the day as he also had Lamberts bakery in Lugley Street.


1960 Jim & Vera HALE Landlord
1962-3 George & Frances BENNETT ran for 18 months
1963 (unconfirmed) Keith a temporary landlord put in by Mew’s
1964 Jim & Silva JENKINS took over as it was being rebuilt.
1970 Geoff & Sally WILSON Landlord
1971-3 Ian & Marion LENNIE Landlord
1980 Mr TILLET Landlord


1983 Malcolm CALVERT bought the pub, refurbished by Horace Hill, the handyman at Calvert’s Hotel and renamed it the “Publican”bought the pub, refurbished by Horace Hill, the handyman at Calvert’s Hotel and renamed it the
“Publican” Bill & Morag KILGORE/KILGOUR Landlord
1984-6 Chris WALLIS ran with above until he took full charge
1996   Closure

From 19th century census returns and later street directories, the Pittis Almshouses were located east of the Shoulder of Mutton Public House in East Street (on the corner with South Street) going towards Pyle Street.

The 1881 census shows six dwelling referred to as the ‘Pittis Alms Houses’. A 1931 Street Directory refers to them as the ‘Widows Rest Almshouses’.

They have long since been demolished.

Pittis Alms houses

1821 Mary Ann CHAPMAN deceased inquest held next door at the Shoulder of Mutton

14        1986    Samaritans opened by Lord Mottistone and demolished in 2011

12                    demolished April 2011

The area between here and Pyle Street is now a desolate redevelopment site.

Situated between Pyle Street and High Street and fronting onto Coppins Bridge round-about.

10C )

10B )   Private dwellings

10A )

8          Private dwelling

Ford mill stood at the head of the tidal reach of the Medina river, but it was not a tide mill. The Medina was formed into a pond which stretched back to the waterwheel of Pan Mill. The main body of the mill was four storeys high and was built of brick. There were four bays on the south side, and most easterly bay on the north side was a continuous lucam for the hoisting to the upper floors. The mill was separated from the road by a mill house. This was a fine regency building with good windows and doors, and was made of brick. This house had been incorporated in the mill during the latter years of the mill’s life. This mill was demolished in 1962 and its site has been lost in the creation of a new ring road and car park on the east side of Newport. The river has been straightened and widened to prevent flooding at this point.

1828 John PHILLIPS Miller
1830 Robert OATWAY Miller
1844-51 Alfred MOWBEAT Miller
1851 William GUBBINS Miller
1852 William WILKINS nurseryman & florist
  Ford House  
1830 John HARVEY gent.
1855 William Sheppard ROGERS, esq.  

No 6 – Ford Mill House
Small C18 house of 2 storeys in chequer brick with red brick dressings, inlaid red brick string course. Gable: end old tile roof with shallow wood eaves cornice. 2 windows, sash, glazing bars, moulded flush wood frames, block sills, flat brick arches on ground floor, the 1st floor windows have modern rendered lintels. Centred recessed door of 4 fielded panels, 2 glazed, in broad plain wood frame.
Listing NGR: SZ5024089160 Grade II 1972

4          The Agency

entrance for parking

2          Ben Bishop, Insurance

Mirrors (closed)



1830-44 William GRIFFITHS Attorney
1830 James MATTHEWS Baker
1839 W & E. GRIFFITHS Attorney
1844 William GRIFFITHS & Son Attorney
1844 John HARVEY & Son Blacksmiths
1844 James BAKER Groceries & Sundries
1851 Henry PAIN Blacksmith


Trade Directories

Alehouse records – IWCRO NBC/6/1/58