TL1406 : The White Hart

taken 7 years ago, near to St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

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The White Hart
The White Hart
The only survivor of the many coaching inns that used to line Holywell Hill, given St Albans' position on the main coaching route from London to the northwest.

The oldest part of the building dates from around 1500, when it was a brewhouse called the Hartshorn. The section to the north of the carriageway dates from the late 16th century with other parts from the 17th century. The frontage was changed in the 18th century with new windows and a plastered facade - the plaster was removed in the early twentieth century to give the building its current looks.

The building is grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.

One famous "guest" was Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, who stayed here in 1746 on his way to the Tower of London following the Jacobite uprising the previous year. His beheading on Tower Hill in 1747 was the last such execution to take place in Britain.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
St Albans 
Person (from Tags)
Simon Fraser 11th Lord Lovat 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 146 069 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.9885N 0:20.4195W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 146 069
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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