The Old Globe Tavern



The Globe Inn or Old Globe Tavern once stood on Main Street opposite Hall Farm.  There is a report (in the Lincolnshire Chronicle of 11th May 1838) of an inquest on Thomas WITHERS ("lately of Fenton") being held at the Globe, Coddington on 9th May 1838 - no landlord is mentioned.  

The Inn had ceased serving by the time of the 1918 Estate Sale, when it was sold as part of Lot 49. 


John and Eliza BOOTH are the first people in our records keeping this beerhouse and shop.  John must have died early because in 1857 his widow, Eliza, remarried and in the 1861 Census, Eliza and Gervas FOOTITT are keeping the pub and have started to raise a family.  In addition, Gervas is farming within the village to the extent by 1862 his land is advertised for sale as part of an Estate auction.


After this, something tragic must have happened, either because of health or some misfortune.  But on the 1871 census Gervas was described as an 'imbecile'.  The impact of this is unknown but his deathis recorded on 23rd Nov 1873 (age 44) and he is buried in Coddington Churchyard.  At that time, the beer licence was transferred and Mrs [Mary] FOOTITT continued to keep the pub until her second son, William BOOTH took over (by 1879).  


William then kept the pub until at least 1900, marrying and raising a family of his own.

   By the time of the 1918 Estate Sale, the former Globe Inn formed part of Lot 49: six brick & tile cottages with gardens and outbuildings (nos 66- 71 Main Street).  The properties were sold to a Mr BROWN for £450.  The tenants at that time were: Colonel Harold THORPE, Thomas BRYAN, Frederick INGRAM, John KELHAM, Arthur BRYAN and others (Mr BROWN of Wollaton bought a total of 22 cottages and 12 acres of woodland for £3,375 in the Estate Sale).


   The 1957 Directory specified the following people at the Lot 49 addresses: 66 - Reginald LEADER; 67 - Robert W RAWLINSON; 68 - Sarah BLACKETT and Florence E INGRAM; 69 - Mabel A DRAYCOTT; 70 - John MASTIN; 71 - John T KELHAM.  In 1961 Mr RAWLINSON had moved and neither Sarah BLACKETT nor Florence INGRAM was listed.

Aerial photograhy suggests that the cottages were demolished between 1966 and 1989.  By 1966 the Morgan's Close estate had been built behind the Main Street cottages.

Landlords of The Old Globe


Directory doesn't identify pub names.  Three victualers are listed; Oliver BARFOOT [of The Plough], James MARSHALL and William BLACKBURNE [of The Red Lion].  John HUDSON was also described in the parish records as a publican at the baptism of his child.

1841 Census

John BOOTH (20, grocer)

George BOOTH (12)

[Only two publicans listed for Coddington; John PORTASS (of The Plough) and his wife Mary, both 55, and William BLACKBURNE (of The Red Lion)]

1844 / 48 / 50: ??

John BOOTH: Beer Retailer/butcher/shopkeeper but Old Globe not specified


Eliza BOOTH, beerhouse and shopkeeper

1861 Census

Gervas FOOTITT (34, born Home/Stow, Lincs - publican, farmer of 20a)

Eliza FOOTITT (wife, 44, born Bleasby Notts)

William BOOTH (wife's son, 15, farmer's son, born Coddington)

Eliza BOOTH (wife's dau, 13, born Coddington)

George BOOTh (wife's son, 10, scholar, born Coddington)

Mary FOOTITT (daughter, 1, born Coddington)

1860 / 64 / 69 / 72

Gervas Foottit: beerhouse/shopkeeper but Old Globe not specified (or Jervas)

1871 Census

Gervas FOOTITT (43, born Stow, Lincs - imbecile)

Eliza FOOTITT (wife, 54, born Bleasby, Notts)

William BOOTH (son-in-law, 26, bricklayer, born Coddington)

Mary E? FOOTITT (daughter, 11, born Coddington)



Gervas FOOTITT died 23 Nov 1873 (age 44) and is buried in Coddington Churchyard


Mrs Eliza FOOTITT: shopkeeper and [her son] George BOOTH of The Globe

1881 Census

Eliza FOOTITT (64, born, Bleasby, Notts) - Beerhouse Keeper

George BOOTH (son, m 30, born, Coddington)

Elizabeth BOOTH (dau-in-law, 26, born, Stafford)

Ann BOOTH (gdau, 4, born, Coddington)

Eliza BOOTH (gdau, 2, born, Coddington)

Harriet BOOTH (gdau, 11m, born, Coddington)


Eliza FOOTITT, (Foottit) formerly Mrs Eliza BOOTH

1885 / 92 / 94

George BOOTH: Beer Retailer/butcher/shopkeeper (grocer) but Old Globe not specified

1897-8 / 1900

George BOOTH, confirmed as The Globe Inn

1904 The report in The Newark Herald (14th May 1904) on Newark (County) Petty Sessions for Wednesday 11th May 1904 includes: "An Occasional Licence was granted to Mr. G BOOTH, Globe Inn, Coddington, to sell in a room on the occasion of the Pig Club dinner on May 20th."  


Joseph Richard YOUNG, beer retailer, location not given but The Plough and The Red Lion identified so not these.




Part of Lot 49 - 6 brick built cottages