c1822 – c1870
1 Market Cross/Salop Street.
The White Horse is the sign of the the House of Hanover and is adopted by many eighteenth-century inns to demonstrate loyalty to the new Royal dynasty.
Previously known as the White Hart Inn and then The Green Man, it was licenced from 1822 to Robert Norton, who advertised under Inns, Taverns and Public Houses in Pigot’s Directory.
It was run by Mr Thomas Bluck from 1851 to 1869 and after he died, for the next year by his wife and then his son. Mr Bluck ran a carrier waggon service from Bishop’s Castle to Craven Arms and one night in 1859, his eldest son Thomas died when he fell from the shafts under the wheels.
It later became a butchers shop and then a private house.
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