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Green Dragon

 


The Green Dragon was situated at 28 East Street. This pub has now been demolished with a branch of Barclays Bank now standing on the site.

Grade II Listed early to mid 19th century building. Former 332 sq m Barclays Bank that closed its doors on 29th March 2019. This was the site of the former Green Dragon pub that became a wagon office of the carrier Thomas Russell in 1781. In 1852 Edward Flight (ca.1803-1871 the man behind Bridportís railway) moved his legal practice to 28 East Street and rebuilt the former wagon office in the classical form we see today. Flight probably moved out after his fall from grace in 1863 when his properties were put up for auction. Prior to 1895 my directories don't have street numbers but Flight is listed in East Street in 1859 but not in 1889. After this, directories list a series of tailor's at this address, 1895 Alfred Knight, 1911 Edward Benham and 1915 Robert B Swaffield.
Steve Turner (September 2021)

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