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This is a common sign in Christian heraldry, referring to St Peter, to whom Jesus said, 'I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven'. The papal arms show crossed keys and they occur again in the arms of various bishops such as those of Exeter, Gloucester, Peterborough, Ripon and St Asaph where the cathedral in each case is dedicated to St Peter. This pub appears in an 1850 directory. In the 1851 census Charles Chinn is described as a carpenter. The Board of Health Map of 1851 shows the Cross Keys standing opposite the Priory Tavern.

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