SE4499 : Cleveland Tontine Inn

taken 13 years ago, near to Ingleby Arncliffe, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Cleveland Tontine Inn
Cleveland Tontine Inn
Viewed from the south. The inn was built in 1804 to provide a convenient staging post at the junction of the roads between Thirsk and Guisborough and Yarm. The inn was financed by a tontine scheme wherein subscribers paid money into a fund and, as each person died, his share was divided amongst the remainder. Basically last one alive takes all. Tontine schemes were eventually banned in Great Britain (and the USA) because of the incentive for subscribers bump each other off. This has indeed been the subject of a plot by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne in 1889, The Wrong Box (made into a film in 1966). The inn nowadays is the home of the excellent McCoys restaurant.
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Sunday, 16 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 443 992 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.1821N 1:19.1618W
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