WHEATLEY Village History

Wayside Inns

The old White Hart, Wheatley, 1822, drawn by James Buckler. It is on the site of the present Oxford House, High Street, opposite The Bell. The signboard names the landlord as George Crookes. Buckler also sketched the Manor House and 1795 chapel on Bell Lane. (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MS Top Oxon a.69, fol. 588)

The Old White Hart
The Old White Hart, WHeatley 1822


    1. The original White Hart burnt down, was rebuilt and is now the Language School. The White Hart moved along the High Street to a different building which is now an Indian restaurant called Cinnamons.

      1. Thanks for the clarification, this is what I’ve learned about the Juggins family in Wheatley who owned or worked at this Inn an perhaps another.

        Will(iam) Juggins (1653-1711) lived in Wheatley. He was a victualler in 1691, an Inn holder 1695, an Inn keeper at the White Hart Inn in 1700. He did the inventory for the estate of Edward Bridgman (1700 Inn holder of Wheatley). Will was listed as an Inn keeper in 1703 & 1704 and stated he was an Inn Holder when he wrote his will in 1707. One of Will’s son was Robert Juggins, whose will (1736 Wheatley) states that he is an Inn Holder and left “The White Hart Inn in Wheatley” to his wife Mary (née Sheen) for life (they had no children). Mary marries Henry Green in 1737. Perhaps the Green family eventually inherit the inn. Will(iam)’s 2x great grandson James Juggins 1799-1835 was an innkeeper as noted in 1833 & 1835 on his sons baptism in Wheatley.





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