TL1829 : Hitchin: The former Orchard and Anvil public house

taken 7 years ago, near to Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Hitchin: The former Orchard and Anvil public house
Hitchin: The former Orchard and Anvil public house
21 months on from OLU's TL1829 : The Orchard & Anvil and the building still survives.

This 1840s building was formerly The Woolpack and the yard behind was the location of a small forge, hence the modern re-branding. The 1884 Ordnance Survey map shows a substantial area of orchards on the opposite side of Nightingale Road facing the pub, between the present-day Grove Road and Florence Street, and this probably accounts for the other half of the name.

A planning application has been made to demolish the pub and replace it with a block of flats. However the Hitchin Historical Society have made an eloquent and well-thought out plea LinkExternal link to keep the building because of its historic value and prominent location.

The information that the pub was formerly called the Woolpack warranted a search into old Census records yet curiously a brief search showed no mention of a pub with either name. Perhaps it was called something else before the Woolpack.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
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Public house (closed)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 188 297 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.2080N 0:16.3437W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 188 297
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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