19th century, there were two licensed premises in Tickhill named
the White Horse, which were trading at the same time for a
period of about 50 to 60 years.
earliest of these was on Northgate and a reference to this can
be found in White’s 1837 Directory of the West Riding, which
reads: ‘White Horse, Francis Gleadall, Northgt.’ The 1848 Tithe
Map clearly shows an unnamed inn adjacent to the Three Crowns,
whose occupant was Richard Wardingley; and this is confirmed in
the 1851 census, where he is described as ‘Publican’. Further
confirmation of the name appears ten years later, when the
census refers to the inn as the ‘White Horse Inn’, with George
Hartley named as ‘Victualler & farmer of 11 acres’. The last
located references appear in the Register of Licences 1886-1891,
when the licensee was Henry Mullins.
The second establishment known as the White
Horse was situated on the north side of Sunderland Street about
half way between Market Place and the Scarbrough Arms; unlike
it’s namesake on Northgate, it was not an inn but a beerhouse.
Beerhouses’ text on this website).
The earliest located reference appears in the 1848 Tithe
Award and Map, which lists Samuel White as the owner and
occupier of a property described as a ‘public house, cottage and
yard’; like many other licensees at the time, Samuel combined
beerhouse keeping with his primary occupation, that of a
In the 1870s, the licensee was George
Gleadall and the White Horse began its long association with the
Gleadall family. The property is listed as the White Horse on
1881 census, and from then until its closure in 1908, when an
application for a renewal of licence was refused, Edward
Gleadall is named as ‘beerhouse keeper’. Confirmation of its
‘beerhouse’ status appears in the Register of Licences
Whilst most probably from the same family,
a link has not been established between Francis, George and
The sign of the white horse appeared on the standard of the
Saxons, the arms of the House of Hanover and the arms of the
Worshipful Company of Innholders, the latter being the most
likely derivation of the above establishments.