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The Passage Inn, Shirehampton

The Passage Inn, Shirehampton

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 93

Length: 184

Width: 263

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of The Passage Inn, also known as The Lamplighter's Hall, on the King Road at Shirehampton, near Bristol, Gloucestershire. Ann Chadwell, formerly the landlady at another inn, The George, took over The Old Passage House in February 1769. The inn was popular with passengers bound for ships on the River Avon. In 1782 a coach service was introduced from The Bush Inn at Corn Street, Bristol, to Westbury, Henbury, Kingsweston and Shirehampton stopping at The Lamplighter's Hall on the way. Coaches departed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 am, returning to Bristol at noon.

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