Butter Market

1826 May 15th Sale of very valuable household furniture etc. to be sold by auction, by Mr. Richard Winter, on the premises belonging to Mr. Robert Hoyland, situate in the Butter Market in Caistor, in the county of Lincoln, on Whit-Monday, the 15th of May, 1828

A large assortment of very valuable household goods and furniture; consisting of dining tables, sideboards, drawers, cellaret, mahogany desks, clock, various sorts of chairs, a quantity of carpeting, glasses of various sorts, with a large quantity of china and earthenware, and a variety of other very useful and valuable articles too numerous to mention in a hand-bill.

The goods may be viewed on Friday and Saturday preceding the sale; and catalogues will be printed in a few days, and may be had of the auctioneer, and also Mr. M. Dixon, Caistor.

The sale to begin at eleven o’clock precisely.

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Caistor Heritage Trust

LINCOLNSHIRE CHRONICLE
March 18th 1853
CAISTOR – On Saturday last, Mr Thomas Shepherd, Inspector of Weights and Measures, seized, in the Buttermarket, a basket containing nine lumps of butter, exposed there for sale, each lump was represented to weight 16 ozs, but, when weighed by the Inspector was found to be 14 ozs only. The woman, from whom the butter was taken, sold the like quantity on the preceding Saturday, to a respectable individual in the town, who discovered the fraud, and communicated the fact to the Inspector.

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I believe this is the original Griffin Inn which was replaced by a “modern” Griffin Inn where the present Multi Use Centre is. Alan Dennis

Where the War Memorial is now was a shop kept by Mr. & Mrs. Radley Harrison. They sold plants, seeds, etc. as well as wash and dolly tubs, etc. as Mr. Harrison was a joiner. I remember fetching packets of seeds from there.

Frederick D Rowlands – One of my ancestral line was Innkeeper in 1820s. John Kennington is listed innkeeper 1828 but I don’t think he owned it, and I am trying to find out how long he was there for.. He’s ancestry through the Chapman family of Market Rasen.

Name: John Kennington
Sex: M
Birth: 1794 in Caistor, Lincolnshire
Death: JUL 1859 in Caistor, Lincolnshire
Burial: 15 JUL 1859 Caistor, Lincolnshire
Event: Fact 1851 50, Retired innkeeper, White Gate Hill St, Caistor, Lincolnshire

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I have always been told this is the Griffin. I have doubts. Behind this building can be seen the new Griffin Inn. Alan Dennis
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Early photograph superimposed upon a more recent photograph.
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From the book by Rev. David Saunders.
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The name over the door is Alfred Gladwin therefore dating this photograph to 1900. Alan Dennis
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Newspaper Advertisement 1912
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1865 W. Hutton this building was between the White Hart and what was The Griffin Inn (now the Multi-Use Centre)
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1869 Invoice for the Dixon family.
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1872 Willows Hutton handing the business over to Mr. Waddington

1901 June 24th … the gas lamps near Mr. J. Watson’s shop be removed into the square in front of the Griffin Inn to show light down Sessions Hall Lane & that two burners be affixed thereto. ….

1901 August 12th …. Mr. Watson and Mr. Lyne offered to provide an incandescent burner a/c to the gas lamp in front of the Griffin Inn if the Gas Company will provide a suitable lantern…. the offer of the two gentlemen be accepted.

1901 August 12th …. Mr. Watson and Mr. Lyne offered to provide an incandescent burner a/c to the gas lamp in front of the Griffin Inn if the Gas Company will provide a suitable lantern…. the offer of the two gentlemen be accepted.

… the Gas Company be asked to allow the lamps in front of the Griffin Inn to burn all night and, if this is so arranged, one of the burners of the Market Place lamps be extinguished at the ordinary time.

1901 September 9th … Messrs Watson & Lyne offered to provide mantles for the incandescent burner of the Butter Market lamp for three years and… that the gentlemen be thanked for their offer and that it be accepted.

1901 September 9th ….. the Gas Co. assented to the Butter Market and one burner of the Market Place lamp burning all night. …. Lighting Committee Caistor Town Council Minutes 19th December 1894 – 7th June 1910

1902 January 27th… Mr. Watson drew attention to the matter of the fish van standing in the Butter Market…..

1902 March 24th …. the Clerk write to Messrs. Hewitt Bros. asking them if they are aware that their private property opposite the Griffin Inn is occupied permanently by a portable fish van, & stating that it is the belief of the Council that they are unaware of the disfigurement caused by the above van. Lighting Committee Caistor Town Council Minutes 19th December 1894 – 7th June 1910

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C1960s

Lesley Caborn – I remember the Fruit Basket in the Butter Market

Christine Gissing – Adrian Hambleton had a fruit and vegetable shop next to the old WRVS.

Ann Mumby – I remember Adriana mum and dad having the fruit and veg shop near the WRVS.

Janice Cumberland – It was a cafe in the 50’s and 60’s, I think Ron Harrison’s sister worked there, next to where Herbert Shacklock lived