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The Crown

Picture source: Robert Tate

The Crown was situated at 53 High Street. The building is c.17th century and is Grade II-listed. Currently in residential use and known as 'The Old Crown'.
This was a beer-house opened by Joseph Lester after his previous premises in the town centre (also The Crown) burned down in 1856. Prior to becoming The Crown it had been owned by Thomas Steeden as The Black Horse ale-house - which may have been one of the reasons why the name was changed to The Crown as there was (and still is) a Black Horse hotel in the High Street in the town centre. The Crown was de-licensed in 1908. List of publicans is below:
Black Horse Ale-House
1837 - Phillip Burnard
1841-1852 - Thomas Steeden

1861-1892 - Joseph Lester
1895-1907 - Thomas Grant
1907 - De-licensed

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Picture source: Movement80