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The Woolpack

Picture source: Peter Ashworth

The Woolpack was situated at 16 High Street and is now in retail use.
This building was built to replace an older premises with the same name around 1800 1810 and the Keppel Family Crest was carved onto a stone plaque on the gable end of the building. It was known to have been called The Wool Pack prior to 1794. During the mid 1800s the Pack Horse had room to stable 29 horses and stallion houses, a shippon for 5 cows and a brewhouse. Stallions and mares were brought here for mating. The land at the rear of the inn had a garden and a bowling green. It was sold by the Keppel Estate in 1877, and the Inn was closed for good in 1905 when the publican had his Licence revoked. Ironically, the building became a Temperance Hotel until 1925, and the building was eventually rebuilt to become The Manchester & County Bank in 1925. Now the building houses two retail shops.

Geoff Wilkinson (April 2013)


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