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Barley Mow

Picture source: Movement80

The Barley Mow was a grade-II listed building situated on The Common.
Built c. 1800 the house was formally a coaching inn believed to be used by the coachmen dropping guests at the Kings Arms opposite. The old barn at the bottom of the garden was used as a training facility for famous boxer Tom Sayer, a bare-knuckle boxer who was the first man to be declared World Heavyweight Champion in the mid-1800s. He is believed to have stayed in the fourth bedroom and helped carry out works on the property as he was a bricklayer by trade. In 1923 the brewery decided to sell the property and has been a residential property ever since.

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