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Date:1880 - 1890 (c.)

Description:Tea wrapper from William Marson's grocery business, established in the High House in 1827.

The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The timber was said to have come from Doxey Wood, near Stafford Castle. King Charles I stayed here in September 1642, whilst on a recruiting drive during the Civil War. His nephew, Prince Rupert, was said to have taken shots at the weather-cock on St. Mary's tower from the garden of the house.

In 1826 the building was bought by John Marson, who converted the lower floor into shops. His son, William Albert, eventually took over his father's grocery business. In 1885 he added new shop fronts, establishing himself as a high class family grocer and Italian warehouseman.

The building is now owned by the Borough Council and opened to the public as a heritage and exhibition centre in 1987.


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1780s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

The High House was built on Greengate Street by Richard Dorrington in 1595. The ...

1850s
Ancient High House, Stafford
Ancient High House, Stafford

The large timber framed building is the Ancient High House on Greengate Street, ...

1880s
Swan Hotel, Stafford,
Swan Hotel, Stafford,

Situated in Greengate, the Swan Hotel was originally built as two private town houses ...

1900s
Marson's Grocers Shop and Staff, Stafford,
Marson's Grocers Shop and Staff, Stafford,

Marson's staff and Christmas window display. Marson's high class grocer's shop ...

1920s
Woodall's Drapers Shop, Stafford,
Woodall's Drapers Shop, Stafford,

Woodall's shop was at 55 Greengate Street. It closed in the 1970s.

1950s
Sydney Hall, Manager of the Swan Hotel, Stafford
Sydney Hall, Manager of the Swan Hotel, Stafford

Sydney Hall was manager of the Swan Hotel on Greengate Street from 1944 to 1955.

1970s
St. Mary's Passage, Stafford,
St. Mary's Passage, Stafford,

St. Mary's Passages leads from Greengate into St. Mary's churchyard. On the right ...

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Donor ref:98.020.0021 (18/1962)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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