pre 1770? – c1814
33-35 High Street
One of the oldest buildings (c1564) and “One of the most important and sumptuous houses in the town”, it was owned by Lord Clive around 1770, possibly as The Tavern and rented to Edward Powell for 4/6p as such. When it became the Red Lion Inn under the Powis Estate around 1794, Edward Powell was paying £10 per year. An inventory 1796 of Walcot properties shows the reference (Fv) for the position and name of the Inn. It is referred to as “the late Red Lion” in the 1814 rent book when Richard James was the tenant.
It became a private house and a saddlers and is now the Porch House Self catering and B&B.
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