Lord Nelson Hotel

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Lord Nelson Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Main Road
Known dates 1857-1868

The Lord Nelson Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1857-1870>.

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Main Road.[1] The Last Chance Mining Company was at the rear of the hotel.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In June 1858 the publican was charged with Sunday trading:

Police v Pleydell-This was a summons for keeping open a licensed house on Sunday, the defendant being the landlord of the Lord Nelson Hotel ; adjourned till 2 p.m., when the case was heard and dismissed.[3]

The Lord Nelson Hotel was destroyed in a large fire on 26 November 1862, that also destroyed 30 other buildings.[1] Pleydell was uninsured and his losses were estimated at 700 guineas. Work on building a new hotel had commenced within days of the fire.[4]

The hotel had been next to the Victoria Oil store, and for that reason could not be insured:

"...Then came the premises occupied and owned by Mr Mitchell Creighton, and designated the Victoria Oil Stores. Mr Creighton was uninsured ; indeed the insurance offices had invariably refused to insure, the premises, as also those adjoining, in consequence of the inflammable nature of the material stored in the first-named building. Adjoining were the uninsured two-storied premises occupied by Mr. W. F. Pleydell as the Lord Nelson Hotel. These premises occupied allotments 17 and 18 of section O, and extended far behind. Adjoining this was a right-of-way.[5]

In February 1863 it was reported:

Mr Pleydell, of the Lord Nelson hotel, has begun the construction of a two-storied hotel, and the Golden Age hotel is being re-built in brick on the opposite side. Mr Heath, stationer, has just, completed a large brick shop.[6]

In March 1870, Mrs Pleydell wrote to the council about the rate value of the property:

From Mrs Pleydell, Main road, asking for a reduction in the valuation of the Lord Nelson hotel, as it was in excess of the previous year, and that no assessment paper had been left at her house ; thus not giving her an opportunity to appeal.[7]


Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

OLD GRAVEL PITS COMPANY. Notice is hereby given, that a Special General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, on Thursday, the 30th inst.; for the purpose of considering the propriety of amending the clause in the rules which relates to fines for non-payment of calls. Shareholders who do not attend or send proxy, will be fined five shillings. By order, HARRIE WOOD, Sec.[9]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • In September 1857, W. F. Pleydell was granted a night license for the hotel.[10] In July 1858, Pleydell was refused a night license[11], which was granted one week later. The newspaper report gives his name as William Frederick Pleydell.[12]
    • In June 1858 Pleydell was again granted the license for the hotel.[13]
  • In June 1859 the license was granted to W. F. Clayton.[14]
  • Pleydell was again granted the license for the hotel in May 1861 and June 1862, [15][16]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1862 'ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Gippsland Guardian (Vic. : 1855 - 1868), 5 December, p. 3, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109906184
  2. 1859 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 2 May, p. 4. , viewed 20 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66052822
  3. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 20 August, p. 2. , viewed 19 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049797
  4. 1862 'THE LATE FIRE AT BALLARAT.', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), 29 November, p. 3. , viewed 31 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148904339
  5. 1862 'FURTHER PARTICULARS.', Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), 29 November, p. 6. , viewed 02 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196391706
  6. 1913 'FIFTY YEARS AGO.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 28 February, p. 1. , viewed 02 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219177636
  7. 1870 'BALLARAT EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 March, p. 4. , viewed 02 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219306736
  8. 1860 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 29 May, p. 3. , viewed 20 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72467049
  9. 1860 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 25 August, p. 4. , viewed 19 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66057855
  10. 1857 'POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 September, p. 2. , viewed 09 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66044442
  11. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 15 July, p. 2. , viewed 02 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049185
  12. 1858 'SPECIAL LICENSING MEETING.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 24 July, p. 2. , viewed 22 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049342
  13. 1858 'EASTERN POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 June, p. 2. , viewed 19 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048685
  14. 1859 'AFTERNOON SITTINGS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 June, p. 3. , viewed 13 Sep 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66053609
  15. 1861 'LICENSING SESSIONS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 30 May, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR.), viewed 14 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66339578
  16. 1862 'BALLARAT EAST LICENSING COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 26 June, p. 4. , viewed 17 Jun 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66325077
  17. 1868 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 October, p. 2. , viewed 25 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113848019


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