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The Turk's Head

The Turk's Head

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: 10368.bbb.31

Item number: 6

Length: 9.1

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"There was...in Andrew Street, on the site now occupied by the Abbey Wine Vaults, an ancient hostelry known as the Turk's Head, and reputed to be the oldest house in Plymouth. Not improbably it dated from the fourteenth century, and within its walls must the worthies of old Plymouth have quaffed many a flagon of sack."

This mediaeval building was demolished in 1861.

Text by Richard Nicholls Worth from the book 'History of Plymouth'

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