The George Borrow Bar, at the Swan Hotel, Stafford,

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Date:1950 - 1955 (c.)

Description:George Borrow Bar' (or 'Stable Bar') of the Swan Hotel on Greengate Street. On the left are the stairs to the 'Hay Loft'. George Borrow Bar was named after George Borrow, the writer who is believed to have stayed at the Swan during the 19th century, describing it as 'a place of infinite life and bustle'.

Situated in Greengate, the Swan Hotel was originally built as two private town houses in the seventeenth century, joined by a central archway. The buildings were converted into a coaching inn in 1752 and a Georgian front was later added.


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

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

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

1870s
Ancient High House, Stafford,
Ancient High House, Stafford,

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1890s
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,
Marson's Grocers Shop Advertisement, Stafford,

Advertisement for Marson's grocers shop, celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Marson's ...

1920s
Swan Hotel Dining Room, Stafford
Swan Hotel Dining Room, Stafford

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

1940s
District Bank, Stafford,
District Bank, Stafford,

The Manchester and Liverpool District Banking Company opened a branch in Stafford ...

1960s
Rear Yard of the Bear Inn, Stafford,
Rear Yard of the Bear Inn, Stafford,

Rear yard of the Bear Inn on Greengate Street, which included a coach house. The ...

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Image courtesy of: Peatfield, J. Mrs

Donor ref:J. Peatfield no., PT00617, img: 3432 (18/3735)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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