ST6601 : The Royal Oak Inn and Old Market House, 23 and 25 Long Street, Cerne Abbas

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

The Royal Oak Inn and Old Market House, 23 and 25 Long Street, Cerne Abbas
The Royal Oak Inn and Old Market House, 23 and 25 Long Street, Cerne Abbas
The Grade II Listed Royal Oak partly built from Abbey stonework about 1540-5, after the abbey was surrendered to Henry VIII, with 18th and 19th century alterations. Darran Ridley took over the tenancy in February 2006 and soon after this picture late in 2007 it went bust and closed its doors for two days. Also Grade II Listed the former Market House, on the site of the medieval guildhall, was built early to mid 19th century by Philip White, a Yeoman and candle maker. By 1764 it was used for spinning silk by leasee William Willmott. Clockmaker Thomas Johns was renting the building by 1820 and it was purchased by William Henry Clark in 1838 who held it as a linen drapers until 1901. Jeweller Mr Everett purchased the Market House in 1921 and remained there until his death in 1938. Walter Lake, local photographer owned it from 1951 to 1962.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 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 6659 0117 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5467N 2:28.5326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6658 0115
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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