SU6098 : The Crown (3) - sign, Thame Road, Stadhampton

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

The Crown (3) - sign, Thame Road, Stadhampton
The Crown (3) - sign, Thame Road, Stadhampton
The pub's sign is at the far side of the car park. 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. This includes at least one in Oxfordshire, so it is quite likely that this was how they acquired this house.

The Crown indicates loyalty to the reigning monarch. It has been used as an inn or pub sign for hundreds of years. In the past, when most people were illiterate, the sign was easily recognised by people. Usually the sign shows a representation of a crown worn by a monarch, as here, but sometimes it can show the old crown coin. The Crown is almost as popular as the Red Lion as a pub name.

SU6098 : The Crown (1), Thame Road, Stadhampton.
SU6098 : The Crown (2), Thame Road, Stadhampton.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 May, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 602 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.9869N 1:7.7694W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 602 986
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