Originally named after a racehorse owned by John Pratt who owned stables in Askrigg. The Crown was renamed the Hare & Hounds then the Blacksmiths Arms after a blacksmith’s shop built behind the pub but by 1854 it was renamed the again as the Crown Inn. Their current website can be visited here: The Crown Inn, Askrigg.
1823 Baines Directory ELIZABETH HALTON Victualler.( Bay Horse)
1829 Pigots Directory ELIZABETH WOODWARD (Hare & Hounds)
1834 Pigots Directory JAMES METCALFE (Hare & Hounds)
1840 Whites Directory JAMES SAGAR (Blacksmiths Arms)
1841 Pigot’s Directory THOMAS GRAHAM (Blacksmiths Arms)
6 JUN 1841 Census
GRAHAM Thomas /35 /Publican /Yks
GRAHAM Margaret / 35/ Yks
GRAHAM Stephen/7/ Yks
GRAHAM Jane /5 /Yks
GRAHAM John /3/ Yks
GRAHAM Betty /1/ Yks
3 APR 1881 Census
Askrigg – 9 High Street – Crown Inn
CALVERT William/Head/M/35/innkeeper & blacksmith/Yks/Gunnerside
CALVERT Margaret A./dau//14/scholar/Yks/Gunnerside
CALVERT Mary E./dau//12/scholar/Yks/Gunnerside
1890 WILLIAM CALVERT Victualler and blacksmith.Bulmers Directory.
5 APR 1891 Census
CALVERT William/Head/M/45/blacksmith, innkeeper/Yks/Gunnerside
CALVERT Margaret A/dau/U/24/Yks/Gunnerside
CALVERT Mary E/dau/U/22/Yks/Gunnerside
29 DEC 1899 THOMAS MILLER Police
31 MAR 1901 Census
MILLER Thomas/Head/M/32/innkeeper/own acct/at home/Yks/Redmire
MILLER Margaret/wife/M/29/Durham/Shotley Bridge
MILLER Mary Ellen/dau/1/Yks/Brompton
MILLER John/brother/S/22/stone mason/worker/Yks/Redmire
26 DEC 1902 FRANCIS WALKER Police
2 APR 1911 Census
WALKER Francis/head/53/M/innkeeper & fish dealer/Yks/Askrigg
WALKER Elizabeth/wife/49/M/26/asst/Yks/Muker – 2 children, 2 living
WALKER Edmund/g.son/1/ Yks/Hawes
25 AUG 1911 JONATHAN DAYKIN Police
30 MAY 1924 MARY E DAYKIN Police
10 JUL 1925 Pub now owned by Camerons of Hartlepool following takeover of Plews of Leeming. Henry Plews found the Vale of Mowbray brewery in 1795.They also had a brewery in Darlington.
30 MAY 1952 GEORGE HALTON Police
1979 OWEN METCALFE Crown Inn Website.
2 APR 2006 JAMES PAREDES Crown Inn Website.