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Former Prince’s Castle, 9 Barton Village Road

Prince's Castle

The Princes Castle


Above: a group outside the Prince's Castle in c.1905

Left: The Prince’s Castle in the 1950s.


A blacksmith’s and stables were built next door to Barton Manor in the seventeenth century, and the building was nicknamed “The Castle”.

The building was already being used as a beerhouse in 1869, when the landlord was the market gardener James Lock.

The stables were pulled down In the late nineteenth century, and Hall’s Brewery built the Prince’s Castle pub on the site.

The pub closed in the 1980s and is now a private house.


© Stephanie Jenkins

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