Some history of the Rock In The Ocean Inn on Cheshire Street at Market Drayton in the county of Shropshire.


The Rock In The Ocean Inn was a beer houselocated on the western side of Cheshire Street. I am not sure of the exact location but it was close to the Eagle Foundry marked on the map extract below.

Market Drayton : Map extract showing the site of the Drovers' Arms and location of the Royal Oak Inn on Cheshire Street [1886]
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William Wilks was the licensee until his death when his wife Jane took over the reins. She was later recorded at the Beast Market where she worked as a dressmaker.

Licensees of the Rock In The Ocean Inn

1844 - Jane Wilks
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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