c1786 – c1804
72-74 Church Street
Sale documents for 1786 record the Red Lion Public House leased for the life of Hester Davies and is later described as “a messuage known by the sign of the Red Lyon with the buildings, garden &c,” . An inventory 1796 of Walcot properties shows the reference (Gk) for the position and name of the Red Lion Alehouse, owned by the Powis Estate and rented to Richard Davies for £4/2/6p per year “by lease for the life of Hester Davies” and “late Charlton”.
It was rented from c1809 by William Sayce (shoemaker) and then bought in 1849 by his daughter Mary (bonnet maker) for £200. It has since been split into two premises with the left part becoming Bishop’s Castle Post Office and is now a private house.
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