SO8318 : The Fountain Inn

taken 3 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

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The Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn
The courtyard of the Fountain Inn, off the Berkeley Street entrance.
Fountain Inn, Gloucester

The Fountain Inn is one of the oldest inns in Gloucester. The building dates back to the 13th century when it was in the tenure of Peter Poictevin. The earliest the property was named was in the mid-15th century when it was owned by Sybella Savage and was called Savages Inn. In 1538, it was the Catherine Wheel and owned by Thomas Bell. In the 17th century the inn became the Fountain Inn, named after the Trinity Well or Fountain which provided a public water supply nearby on Westgate Street. In the late 17th century it was a fashionable coffee house. There is a relief portrait of William III in the courtyard, he is said to have ridden his horse up an external staircase in contempt of a Jacobite cell which met in one of the upper rooms.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8302 1863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.9592N 2:14.8801W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8300 1864
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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