The Park Hotel

The Park Hotel, located on the corner of High Street and Belle Vue Road, was built around 1862. It was opposite the gates to Wivenhoe Park, the Manor House which lay to the West of the High Street.

This is one of the last of the closures, around 2010 being redeveloped and extended to the east as apartments and initially a wine bar. After a brief period as a tapas bar it is now an Estate Agents offices, although the bar remains as their reception desk.

This list of names is from census returns and 1933 Kelly's Directory.
They are therefore the occupants, not necessarily the licensee or owner.

1871: Joseph Holden
1881: John Gibbs
1891: Edward Cook
1901: J A Harlow
1911: Joseph Trayler
1933: Alfred Porter

Park Hotel 1920

John Stewart - Wivenhoe Memories Collection

The Park Hotel around 1920.

Park Hotel 2006

The last days as a pub in 2006.

Park Hotel 2017

The building today as an estate agent and apartments over.