SP3111 : The White Hart (3) - sign, Burford Road, Minster Lovell

taken 8 years ago, near to Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The White Hart (3) - sign, Burford Road, Minster Lovell
The White Hart (3) - sign, Burford Road, Minster Lovell
This sign, which was photographed in November 2011, had by February 2012 been replaced by a much more attractive sign. This is the opposite of what often happens to pub signs. It probably reflects the fact that the pub now has some connection with the Wychwood Brewery. This is part of Marstons plc, who still use very traditional pub signs. See the photo by Ian S of the new sign:- SP3111 : The White Hart, Minster Lovell.

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, although this pub doesn't date back to King Richard's reign, but perhaps was connected to a local hunt. The new sign, a much more artistic endeavour that the old one shown here, depicts the hart wearing the traditional gold collar.

SP3111 : The White Hart (1), Burford Road, Minster Lovell.
SP3111 : The White Hart (2), Burford Road, Minster Lovell.
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Saturday, 19 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 314 110 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.8116N 1:32.7129W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 314 110
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