c1794 – c1800
14 Welsh Street.
‘The Crown’ was a popular choice of pub name after the restoration of the monarchy, in the person of Charles II in 1660, which heralded more relaxed social morals.
The earliest mention of this pub is in Earl of Powis Rental documents of 1771 – 1794 at the Shropshire Archives as “Heath’s or Fisher’s, now The Crown Inn in the Welsh Street, tenant Richard James, owner Richard Aldworth esq.” Another Rent book 1800 – 1806 records “Heath’s or Fisher’s late the Crown Inn, tenant Edward Corbett, owner John Cotes esq (Coates?)”, presumably returning to private occupation.
An 1848 map of “sundry messuages divided into lots for sale” shows the Old Crown on the corner of Welsh Street & Castle Street. This implies that it existed as a pub in memory only by that time. Now a private residence.
See also The Heaths or Fishers.
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