Some history of the Unicorn Inn at Market Drayton in the county of Shropshire.

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The Unicorn Inn was located at the 'top' end of Stafford Street. Now a private house, the building remains and adjoins the Crown Inn.

Market Drayton : Map extract showing the locations of the Crown Inn and Unicorn Inn [1886]
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Market Drayton : Former Unicorn Inn on Stafford Street [2024]
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Licensees of the Unicorn Inn

1828 - Elizabeth Parsonage
1851 - Thomas Sandells
1863 - John Swift Bryon
1865 - Emeline Amelia Holland
1866 - John Hayward
1880 - Joseph Martin
1895 - Joseph Martin
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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Related Newspaper Articles

"An adjourned meeting of the Agricultural Society was held on Wednesday for the appointment of judges, etc. The tenders of Mr. T. Brown for fitting up the show yard, and of Mr. Hayward, the Unicorn, for supply of refreshments, were accepted."
"Agricultural Society"
Eddowes's Shrewsbury Journal : September 13th 1871 Page 6

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