SP4309 : The White Hart (2) - sign, 31 Newland Street, Eynsham

taken 7 years ago, near to Eynsham, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The White Hart (2) - sign, 31 Newland Street, Eynsham
The White Hart (2) - sign, 31 Newland Street, Eynsham
There has been and inn or pub here since at least 1750, and it has operated under its present name since 1835. The white hart was the heraldic symbol of King Richard II, who became king at the age of just nine in 1377. The white hart (which is a male deer or stag) is often portrayed with a golden chain or collar around his neck. This stems from the legend, reported by Aristotle, of Diomedes consecrating a white hart to Diana, the goddess of the hunt, and placing a gold collar around its neck. The sign of the White Hart remains very popular today. The building actually predates King Richard's reign, but was not in use as a pub or inn at that time, as far as is known. It was perhaps connected at some point to a local hunt, but it had other names prior to becoming the White Hart.

The pub has passed through the hands of several breweries over the years, including the defunct Clinch & Co of Witney, Oxon. Today it is a Greene King house. The brewers Greene King are based at Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, where they have a brewery. Their pubs division has around 1,600 pubs at present, and has extended well beyond their East Anglian base, particularly as they have taken over many pubs from other now defunct breweries, including this one.

SP4309 : The White Hart (1), 31 Newland Street, Eynsham.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 16 February, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 434 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.9707N 1:22.3188W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 434 095
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