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Castle Tavern, High Street

This has been a common pub name for centuries. It is tempting to connect it with the phrase 'an Englishman's home is his castle', a phrase which has been in use since the seventeenth century, but it is more likely to refer to either a. Coventry Castle. b. the castle in the City Coat of Arms. c. a simple visual sign, easy to illustrate and easy for patrons to recognise. In the 1861 census, Johnathan Prime is recorded as innkeeper here. This could possibly be the Castle Inn, Broadgate.
High St East Early 1900s
High Street looking east in the early 1900s.


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