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Friday, 11 May 2012

THREE LEGS OF MAN, Fishergate

THREE LEGS OF MAN
'Over by the Town Hall'
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It is tempting to synonymise this property with the 
which occupied a position immediately opposite the Town Hall.
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MINE HOST:
1737     William Giller
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The following is transcribed from Deeds held at the Record Office in Bow Lane:

"Situate, standing, and being over against the Town Hall in Preston,
aforesaid, with the appurtenances now in the possession or occupation
of William Giller, Innkeeper, and now called or known by the name
'THREE LEGGS OF MAN', and also the two shopps or ground rooms
to the front of the said messuage or dwellinghouse."
DDK/802/11 & 12
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2 comments:

  1. In an article from 1831, the three legs of man and the legs of man are mentioned as two separate inns.
    In 1873 an article states 'at the house of Henry Brown, the Old Three Legs of Man, opposite the Town Hall, Fishergate...'

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    1. These comments would seem to lend weight to the two places being synonymous with one another. Perhaps a conveyancing solicitor could explain what we can gather from the phrase "Situate, standing, and being over against the Town Hall." This sort of document often states whether the property is on the north or south side of the street, but in this case, didn't. Thanks for your interest.

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