SJ2777 : The Ship, Parkgate

taken 4 years ago, near to Parkgate, Cheshire, Great Britain

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The Ship, Parkgate
The Ship, Parkgate
The Ship as it stands today was originally three separate buildings. Prior to the 1850s: the front part, facing Parkgate Parade was a house and a shop, which at one time was the post office, behind it sat “The Ship Inn” and behind that was another inn called the Black Bull (accessed by Drury Lane, the passage between the hotel and what was Mostyn House). In 1829 the Black Bull was advertised to let and then doesn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere again.

The Ship may have a much longer history, or the name at least, as it can be traced back to the mid-eighteenth century. “The Ship” as recorded in the freemasons records, was the meeting place for the Parkgate Freemason’s from 1758 until 1775 however it is unknown whether this refers to our current site or another ‘Ship’ in the area.

The first mention of the Ship, definitely in Drury Lane is in 1822 when it is variously called ‘The Ship and the Princess Royal’. The Princess Royal was a passenger-carrying ship between Parkgate and Dublin. It was built at Parkgate and was still sailing in 1809. It seems likely that, if the present Ship Inn was named after the Princess Royal, then those earlier mentions of the Inn name, before the ship was built, could be of elsewhere.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2799 7798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.6319N 3:4.9083W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2799 7797
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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