S Drury

S Drury

Posted on 06/16/2017

Photo taken on March 27, 2012

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The old and the new ~ The Green Dragon ~ Lincoln

The old and the new ~ The Green Dragon ~ Lincoln
The Green Dragon stands in Magpie Square, at the junction of Broadgate and Waterside. 16th Century Merchant's Houses would often include business and warehousing at ground floor and living quarters above.
In 1823 the Green Dragon Inn was occupied by John Winn and valued at £1215.00 In 1827 the Green Dragon still had its own stables, although it's hard to imagine them today. This might be the house referred to as "Great Garretts" in the minutes of 1728 . Great Garretts was located near Thorn Garth, next to Thorn Bridge and was leased to one Thomas Bateman. The Bateman name is still [happily] associated with brewing in Lincolnshire today.

The Green Dragon

This magnificent four-gabled timber-framed building dates from c 1500, and probably began life as the house of a wealthy merchant, although it may have been on this site that the wool staple had stood up until the 14th century. The staple house was where wool for export was stored and the tax paid.

Despite the antiquity of the building, the present Green Dragon has only been a public house since its restoration and extension in the late 1950s, replacing a much smaller brick-built pub of the same name that adjoined it on the east side. It was bought by the Common Council in 1569 from Thomas Grantham and by 1624 documentary records refer to the building as the Great Garrettes. It is known that there were six tenants at the time of sale, and seems to have remained as tenements and shops up until the 1950s.

It was close to here that a medieval tower stood, in a plot of land called Tower Garth. This tower was at the south-east corner of the city’s medieval defences, mirrored by the Lucy Tower on Brayford Wharf North.

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Here I must say that I prefer the "old"!!!!!!!!
13 months ago.
S Drury has replied to Nouchetdu38
Hello I quite agree the old building is much nicer :))

Best wishes ... Steve
13 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Thank you for your YS

Doug Shepherd


Best wishes ... Steve
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.