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Bulls Head

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The Bulls Head was situated at 6 Market Place. This pub closed in 1912. The Bullís Head was regularly used for assemblies etc from at least the start of the nineteenth century (see, for example, the Leicester Journal, 3 Oct 1800, in which an advertisement appears for such an event). It was also used for sales of property, auctions and other business purposes. It had over thirty rooms and stabling for more than a hundred horses. In the 1840s it also acted as the excise and posting office. Nineteenth century Prime Minister George Canning, whose son was seeking treatment from the orthopaedic surgeon, Robert Chessher, stayed here at the Bullís Head in 1807, and described it as '...the vilest inn, in the nastiest town, in the dirtiest country that imagination can conceive'. However, later that year he took up residence at Castle Hill House, staying until April 1811, when he moved to nearby Burbage.
 

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Picture source: Hinckley District Past & Present Facebook Group

Lorry falls into Bulls Head cellar during demolition of replacement building, 1975

Picture source: Hinckley Times