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The Angel Hotel: Coach departures


Coach departures in the 1790s

The Universal British Directory, 1790–98 lists the following coaches that departed from the Angel at the end of the eighteenth century:

Coach departures from the Angel Inn, High-street:-

  • A new and elegant post-coach every morning, at eight o’clock, to the Bell Inn, Holborn
  • A ditto every morning, at seven o’clock, to the Golden Cross, Charing-cross
  • A coach at seven o’clock every morning to the Swan, Birmingham, Sundays excepted
  • A post-coach, at six o’clock, to the Coach and Horses, Southampton, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning
  • A ditto, at six o’clock, to the White Lion, Bath, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning
  • A mail coach to Bath and Bristol every morning at five o’clock, to the White Hart, Bath, and Bush Tavern, Bristol: by Messrs. Coster & Co., Oxford
  • Boulton, Golden Cross, Charing-cross
  • Gilbert, Old Bell, Holborn
  • Pickworth, Bath and Bristol

N.B. A whole coach to London at any hour. – Likewise a mail-coach to London at half past ten in the evening; an ditto to London at eleven o’clock; a ditto to Worcester at four in the morning; and a mail to Gloucester at four in the morning. Also a post-coach to London at five in the morning, and one to Birmingham at twelve at night.


Coach departures in 1823

Pigot’s 1823 Directory of Oxfordshire lists the following coaches that departed from the Angel that year. Some of these coaches also picked up at the Star (renamed the Clarendon Hotel in 1863) in Cornmarket.

  • London: From the Angel: The Royal Mail every night at eleven
  • Banbury: From the Angel: The Royal Mail, every morning at six
  • Gloucester: From the Angel: The Royal Mail, every morning at three
  • Worcester: From the Angel: The Royal Mail, every morning at three
  • London: From the Angel: The Princess of Wales, every morning at half-past two; a coach through Henley every morning at eight; the Accommodation, every morning at nine; and the Champion, every evening at half-past nine.
  • London: From the Angel and the Star: The Blenheim, every morning at eight; the Aurora, every forenoon at eleven; the Royal Sovereign and the Retaliation, every day at half-past twelve at noon; and the Courier, every afternoon at two
  • Banbury, Warwick, Leamington, and Birmingham: From the Angel and Star, every day at half-past twelve
  • Bath and Bristol From the Angel, every morning at six
  • Birmingham: From the Angel, daily, at eleven; and from the Angel, & Star, at two
  • Brighton: the Hero, from the Angel, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at six
  • Cambridge: The Lark, from the Angel, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at seven
  • Cheltenham: From the Angel, every morning at nine, during the season
  • Manchester, Liverpool, Holyhead, & Chester: From the Angel, every morning and evening
  • Reading: From Holmes’, & the Angel, every morning at eight
  • Worcester: The Aurora, from the Angel, and Star, daily at half-past twelve
  • Wolverhampton, Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, & North and South
  • Wales: From the Angel, every morning and evening

©Stephanie Jenkins

Last updated: 15 September, 2012

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