ST6601 : The Giant Inn, 24 Long Street, Cerne Abbas

taken 14 years ago, near to Cerne Abbas, Dorset, Great Britain

The Giant Inn, 24 Long Street, Cerne Abbas
The Giant Inn, 24 Long Street, Cerne Abbas
Early 20th century Public House Grade II Listed as the formerly thatched Red Lion that changed its name in 2006. The sign informs us "The Giant Inn, formerly known as the Red Lion, is the last remaining free house in Cerne Abbas. Originally a coaching inn, it was rebuilt in 1898 after a major fire. The original 15th century fireplace survived. At the rear is an authentic skittle alley and secluded pub garden. Come in and enjoy a traditional warm and friendly welcome, subject to availability! - There are several theories on the Giant's birth date but no recorded mention until 1694. Cerne Abbas grew around the great Benedictine Abbey, founded here in 987AD. In the centuries after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, the village became famous for its beer, at one time boasting 14 public houses for a population of just 1500 people!"
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6656 0114 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5304N 2:28.5580W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6656 0116
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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