Photo of Falcon

grid reference TM 102 747

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last updated 21/01/2020

Mellis Falcon

historical closure era: mid 20th century

closed May 13th, 1925

Mellis Green

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The Falcon was closed in 1925 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.

The pub is shown (but not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Family history research has revealed that in 1881, my great, great, great grandfather lived in the village. The 1881 census shows that his cottage was on The Common next to The Falcon P.H. I visited the site recently and there is indeed a Falcon Cottage standing next to where my ancestor lived and maybe the building which once did service as the pub. It stands on the north side of the road from Yaxley, mid-way between the railway crossing and the T-junction at the end of Mellis Road. There is an area of common land to the north of this road and the Falcon P.H. stood on the far edge of this common.from Rod Cross
Robert Cooke who was the landlord here in the mid 1800's was my great great grandfather. Thought you would like a photo of the pub which was taken after his time there I believe. It was given to me by a resident of Mellis a couple of years ago.from Ronnie Munday

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.