Anyone Who Had A Hart.

Updated: May 24

Forty eight hour Holter monitoring over, it was time to return the device to the hospital for the cardiologists to mull over what it shows – or probably what it doesn't.

The route to Calow takes me past the site of the former White Hart Inn in Walton. Sitting on Matlock Road, opposite the drive to Walton Lodge, I used to pass this bygone boozer each time that I drove to Chesterfield until 2004. It was in that year that it became a true bygone boozer when it was demolished.

Operating from at least 1828 when Pigot's Directory has William Booth as the innkeeper, it closed in 1999.

Picture the Past has a shot of the original inn which it dates as c1910. I can't find any record of Hannah Taylor having it, but she might have squeezed herself in at some point between James Marshall (1901 census) and Walter Hutchinson (1911 census and 1912 Kelly) or between Walter and John Vaines (1925 Kelly).


The White Hart c1910 ©picturethepast.org.uk

The pub was demolished in 2004 and the site is now occupied by a large, gated house.


The site of the former White Hart in Walton.

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