Stafford Street, Eccleshall,

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Date:1900

Description:The King's Arms on Stafford Street was originally named The Unicorn. Its neo-Elizabethan timber framed facade covers the original Elizabethan structure.

The King's Arms, like the Royal Oak on High Street, was a coaching inn on the London to Chester road. With the advent of the railways, like other coaching inns, the King's Arms went into decline. By 1841 the inn was used as a collection point for excise duties, and was later the official Inland Revenue Office, until 1900 when separate premises were opened.

The next house was a barber's shop and is now Burgess', iron mongers.


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1860s
Portrait of Mr Poole, Murdered near Eccleshall,
Portrait of Mr Poole, Murdered near Eccleshall,

This man, named Poole, was murdered by George Bentley in 1866. The two men stopped ...

1900s
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,

The King's Arms on Stafford Street was originally named The Unicorn. Its neo-Elizabethan ...

1940s
Hedge Laying Competition, Eccleshall,
Hedge Laying Competition, Eccleshall,

Hedge laying creates a natural, living barrier, which can last for 15 - 50 years ...

1980s
King's Arms, Eccleshall,
King's Arms, Eccleshall,

The King's Arms on Stafford Street was originally named The Unicorn. Its neo-Elizabethan ...

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Image courtesy of: Harvey, Trevor

Donor ref:T. Harvey No., PT00054, img: 2021 (18/2463)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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