Some history of the Coach and Horses at Market Drayton in the county of Shropshire.


Closing its doors during the autumn of 2013, the Coach and Horses traded at 76 Shropshire Street. The building, now a private house, stands on the northern side of Shropshire Street, almost opposite The Old Armoury and a few doors away from the old Baptist Chapel.

Market Drayton : Map extract showing the location of the Coach and Horses on Shropshire Street [1886]
© Crown Copyright. Reproduced with kind permission of the National Library of Scotland under the Creative Commons Attribution licence.

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Market Drayton : Former Coach and Horses on Shropshire Street [2022]
© Google, "Streetview," digital images, Google Maps [], photograph of 76 Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, taken July 2022.

Licensees of the Coach and Horses

1879 - George Smith
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub. The dates of early licensees are sourced from trade directories, census data, electoral rolls, rate books and newspaper articles. Names taken from trade directories may be slightly inaccurate as there is some slippage from publication dates and the actual movement of people.

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"An accident occurred on Monday week, in Shropshire Street, whereby a young man named John Woodhouse lost his life. Particulars will be learned from the evidence given at the inquest, held at the Coach and Horses, before J. Walmsley, Esq , coroner, and a jury, of whom Mr. T. Brown was foreman. William Dennis, carter to Messrs. Tittensor & Ridgway, brewers, Newcastle, said : I have known deceased for five or six weeks; 1 don't know his age, but should think him about twenty-one; I saw him on Sunday, and he asked where I was going on Monday, and I said to Market Drayton; he asked if he should go with me, he knew the neighbourhood well, and I agreed to meet him at four o'clock on Monday morning; we came through Ashley, and got to Market Drayton soon after twelve o'clock; we got to the Coach and Horses about one o'clock, and had only had four glasses of ale on the way; I had pocket of hops and one barrel of ale to deliver; got the ale out of the waggon all right, and then went to get out the pocket of hops; I went into the waggon, and gave him the hope over the side of the waggon; I asked him if he had got them all right, and he said he had; he put his arm round them, with his face towards the hops; I went down to assist him, and whilst doing so, I saw him fall, and the hops on his chest and neck; he said "Oh my neck;" I raised him up, and carried him into the house; Dr. Ssndford came to see him a few minutes after. George Heywood, relieving officer, said : On Monday, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was in the waiting-room opposite the Coach and Horses I saw the waggon before the house, and the man in the waggon give the deceased over the side of the waggon the hops; I saw the deceased fall with his head near kerbstone; his companion took the hops off him, got some help, and took him into the house. Ann Walker said : I went about half-past two to the Coach and Horses to attend to a man that was hurt; he complained that his neck hurt; Dr. Sandford attended him until his death, which happened on Tuesday morning at ten minutes to eight. The jury, after a few moments' consultation, returned a verdict of Accidental death."
"Singular Accident"
Eddowes's Shrewsbury Journal : November 9th 1870 Page 6

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