Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Roebuck, Leek

The Roebuck in Derby Street is dated 1626, although the earliest known mention of an inn of that name is in 1773. By 1818 there were coaches daily to London, Birmingham, and Manchester, with the Red Lion in Market Place and the Roebuck in Derby Street evidently the main coaching inns. In the mid 1830s there was also a coach to Macclesfield three times a week from the Roebuck.

3 comments:

  1. And it looks to be in tip top shape too. Love all the gingerbread.

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  2. You'd love the original farmhouse next to my barn Brett. It was a waystation for stops between Calgary and Edmonton. The travelers put their horses up in my barn/house for the night.

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  3. These lovely english houses...

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