SU2092 : King & Queen (2) - sign, 14-15 High Street, Highworth

taken 9 years ago, near to Highworth, Swindon, Great Britain

King & Queen (2) - sign, 14-15 High Street, Highworth
King & Queen (2) - sign, 14-15 High Street, Highworth
This old public house was for a time a coaching inn. During that period, or for part of it, it was known as the King & Queen Inn. The sign depicts King Henry VIII and his second daughter Queen Elizabeth I. Many pub signs depict a monarch but it is less common for them to show two. In King Henry VIII's time it was prudent for pubs and inns to depict him. Often the name and sign were changed from the Pope's Head to the King's Head. A very few pubs with the name Pope's Head did survive, although not it would seem today. One of the last was an old public house in Norwich. It closed in 1912 and was demolished in the 1930's. The pub in Highworth might actually date back to Tudor times, in which case the name may date from then, but there is no conclusive evidence.

SU2092 : King & Queen (1), 14-15 High Street, Highworth.
SU2092 : King & Queen (3), 14-15 High Street, Highworth.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 201 924 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.8250N 1:42.6342W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 201 924
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