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Anchor Inn Castle
Anchor Inn Castle
Anchor Inn Castle

Anchor Inn Castle Detail  
     
 
CASTLE NAME: Anchor Inn
ITEM NUMBER: ANCH
SIZE: 4.5" H x 6.0" W
PRICE: $445.00 with base
LIMITED EDITION: 300
SERIES: Special Commissions
STATUS: Current
 
 
 
Anchor Inn Castle History  
     
  Situated next to the Lord Leycester Hospital, Anchor Inn proved a popular place for many of the towns' inhabitants. It was also "ground zero" for the Great Fire of Warwick.

On September 5, 1694 a young man (who has never been identified) left the Anchor Inn with a burning stake lit from one of the taverns' hearths, and crossed the street intending to light a fire in a cottage. A southwesterly wind blew sparks from the lit stake into tinder-dry thatched roofing and began to smolder. The Great Fire had begun...

 
 
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