1732 – 1871
10 High Street.
Deeds in 1756, reciting a 1732 document at Shropshire Archives show “ (B). Messuage or dwelling house with Fold outbuildings and Garden in Bishops Castle known by the name of the Talbot “.
During the 1802 election, Common Burgess Thomas Norton (Talbot) is polled as having settlement & residence as ‘good’ by an Agent for one of the contestants. Harrods Trade Directory in 1861 show William Griffin as landlord Innkeeper aged 48, “retailer of beer/eating house keeper”and in the 1871 census shows Sarah Evans aged 45, wife of Thomas a machine maker, is described as Beer Seller. By 1881 they appear to have given up the trade, but still live there. Known as a quiet inn and noted for cider.
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