The Ship Inn

Above a row of white-painted shops (no. 14) there is an old inn sign showing a ship in full sail.  Long since converted into a shop, this building was once an inn behind which was an 18th century theatre.  In 1788, you could see two plays each evening, all for the princely sum of one shilling (5p) ! The theatre was demolished in the 1920s.


The Clock Tower | The Old Town Hall | Court Number 5 | The Parish Church | The Dispensary | The Magistrates Court & Constable Entrance | The Former Girls’ & Infants’ School | Georgian Town House | The Buck I’Th Vine | The Styles | The Ship Inn | The Market