SU2432 : Lions Head, The Common, Middle Winterslow

taken 10 years ago, near to The Common, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Lions Head, The Common, Middle Winterslow
Lions Head, The Common, Middle Winterslow
The got its name from the following incident. It is believed that on the evening of Sunday, 20th October 1816, a lioness attacked the offside leading horse of the Exeter to London mail coach. The guard was about to aim his blunderbuss at her when a menagerie owner shouted to stop him and managed to retrieve the lioness with the aid of his dog. The passengers took shelter in the inn until the beast was securely loaded in its caravan and taken to Salisbury Fair. The wounded horse, Pomegranate, had to be replaced, with its owner receiving compensation and the magistrates ordering the
menagerie owner to secure his dangerous creatures safely. I also believe this story is recalled by essayist William Hazlitt.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 March, 2007
Category
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 245 326 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.5529N 1:39.0237W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 245 325
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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