SU5866 : The former Rising Sun (1), Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berks

taken 3 years ago, near to Upper Woolhampton, West Berkshire, Great Britain

The former Rising Sun (1), Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berks
The former Rising Sun (1), Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berks
At the time this public house closed in July 2013 it was owned by Swindon brewers Arkells. The pub was said to be financially unviable, presumably due to reduced traffic on the A4 and the fact that the village has other pubs which are more centrally located. The pub was a coaching inn in the 1830's. Some sources say it dates from the 1600's but others say it was built on the site of an inn dating from that period. Its claim to fame is that it is supposed to have been the scene of the arrest of Captain Hawkes, a notorious highwayman, by the Bow Street Runners (believed to be London's first professional police force).

The pub is due to be converted to residential use, see:- SU5866 : The former Rising Sun (2), Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berks.

SU5866 : The former Rising Sun (3), Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berks.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 586 667 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.8220N 1:9.5102W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 586 667
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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