The Old Crown Inn, Gloucester
place and inn (from 1460)
Commemorated on 2 plaques
The Old Crown Inn The inn first recorded nearby in 1460, came to prominence during the civil war siege of 1643 when Colonel Edward Massey, commander of the garrison defending Gloucester set up his headquarters here, the inn closed in 1760 but was re-established in 1990
The Old Crown - Westgate Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom where it first recorded nearby (1460), closed (1760), and re-established (1990)
The Old Crown Inn. A Crown Inn was first recorded early in 1460. In 1643, at the time of the English Civil War, the military governor of Gloucester, Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Massie, aged 23, set up his headquarters here. During the Siege of Gloucester the inn was fired on by Royalist troops based at Llanthony Secunda Priory. The city's small Parliamentarian garrison defended itself against Charles I's much larger army, changing the course of the war. The building continued to be used as an inn until 1760. Restored, it opened as a public house in 1990.
The Old Crown, Westgate Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom where it sited