Diana Inn, King Street, Huddersfield

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  • also known as: Old Diana Inn
  • appears on maps: 1890 [#248]
  • location: King Street, Huddersfield
  • status: no longer exists
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.
  • notes: incorrectly named the "Dina Inn" on the 1890 town plan

The Diana Inn was a beerhouse in the occupation of William Payne from circa 1840 until his death in 1851, after which it was run by his widow Mary with the help of her daughter Sarah. Mary Payne successfully applied for a public house licence at the Brewster Sessions of 1866. Mary had retired by the time of the 1881 Census and died in May 1895, aged 89.

The renewal of the licence was refused at the Brewster Sessions of 1900 on the grounds that the tenant, Mrs. M. Brook, had "permitted betting on horse races". Edward Harling attempted to have the licence reinstated at the Brewster Sessions of 1901 but this was refused.