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I could find very little information on this, the first Cross Keys Inn (marked as 'J?' on the 1886 map below), other than it was located in the Borough during the 18th century. The location on the map below is therefore a bit of a guess.

The licensees span from at least 1735 until 1785. It must have finally closed before about 1830 as the name was assumed by a new Cross Keys Inn in Belmont / Park Street from about that time.

 

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owners / tenants / licensees

 

1735 – Joshua Coad (Notes of L Brooke)
1760 – Borough - Occupant, Cross Keys, 1d. (Poor Rate Book)
1775 – Bicknell (Notes of L Brooke)
1784 – Ambrose King (Poor Rate Book) listed as Cross Keys
1785 – Ambrose King (Land Tax Returns SRO Q/RE 1) listed as Cross Keys, Yeovil Borough